On May 13, ESPN will premiere a new series, “Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil,” focusing on the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team as they prepare for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The series, produced by Jonathan Hock and Roger Bennett, will provide a never-before-seen perspective from inside the training camp of the Men’s National Team as they prepare for the most anticipated sporting event in the world. Episodes will re-air multiple times on ESPN2 and will also air on both ESPN Deportes and ABC following their ESPN premieres.
The six-episode documentary series from ESPN Films, the production group behind 30 for 30, will air as follows (all times ET):
May 13, Tuesday, 7:00–8:00pm: Series premiere
May 21, Wednesday, 7:00–7:30pm: Episode 2
May 29, Thursday, 7:30-8:00pm: Episode 3
June 3, Thursday, 7:30-8:00pm: Episode 4
June 10, Tuesday, 8:30-9:30pm: Episode 5
June 11, Wednesday, 9:30-10:00pm: LIVE series finale – Epilogue
In the premiere, viewers will get to know various players from the team as well as head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, a World Cup champion as a player and former coach of the German National Team. The series will follow the coaches and players, including Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Tim Howard and Michael Bradley, as they endure a demanding preparation camp and play three international matches before their departure for Sao Paulo.
ESPN Inc.’s 2014 FIFA World Cup in the United States
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be ESPN’s eighth World Cup and most comprehensive presentation to date. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to air all 64 matches live and in high definition (June 12 – July 13, 2014), and WatchESPN will show all ESPN and ESPN2 games. ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network available in more than 92 million homes, will present matches live in multiple languages (other than English and Spanish).
Additionally, ESPN studio programming including World Cup Tonight,ESPN FC, editions of SportsCenter, as well as the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows – and ESPN Deportes’ game-around-the-game programs will originate from the company’s production headquarters throughout the month at Clube dos Marimbás on the southern tip of the famed Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.
ESPN garnered more than 40 industry awards, including three Sports Emmys, for its presentation of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa – more accolades than any single event in the company’s history.