Ready for the 2014 World Cup? Of course you are.
But before the world's most popular sporting event comes one final stage of preparation for players and coaches: training camp. And this year, thanks to ESPN, everyone will feel a small bit like they're a part of that month-long process.
Jonathan Hock, director of NBCSN's MLS Insider and ESPN's acclaimed 30 for 30 series, and Roger Bennett, he of ESPN and Men in Blazers fame, have teamed up to bring a multi-part behind-the-scenes documentary series chronicling the US national team's 2014 World Cup preparations.
Inside: US Soccer's March to Brazil will debut on ESPN on May 13 (full schedule to be announced) with episodes re-airing on ABC following their ESPN debuts.
While the USMNT prepares for arguably its most difficult World Cup group stage ever, Hock and Bennett's crew will shoot Inside: US Soccer’s March to Brazil from inside head coach Jurgen Klinsmann's training camp as Ghana, Portugal and Germany await in Brazil beginning on June 16.
“The breadth and variety of content offerings across ESPN platforms leading up to and during the tournament will give soccer fans a chance to feel close to the action," said Connor Schell, VP and executive producer, ESPN Films and Original Content. "And Inside: US Soccer’s March to Brazil is intended to capture the mental and physical demands of the US players giving viewers a truly unique perspective.”
The World Cup kicks off in 93 days; Inside: US Soccer’s March to Brazil debuts in 63. Get ready, the summer of 2014 is not so far away.