The US Soccer team is the hottest thing going in sports right now—even President Obama calls the team just to catch up with these guys. As the team prepares to face Ghana in its Round of 16 elimination game, it’s worth checking out the team’s increasingly popular daily web series, Studio 90.
It’s a modest, single sportscaster setup, with host Aaron Heifetz getting behind the action with both fans and the team itself. Even schmoozing up a barbeque with the US Ambassador (see below). The latest on Clint Dempsey’s busted lip, goalkeeper Tim Howard’s potentially broken ribs, Landon Donovan’s game winning (and tournament saving) goal against Alegeria? They’ve got it. Fun fact I learned: USA’s 1-0-2 record also represents the first time the United States has gone unbeaten in group play during a World Cup.
Technically, it’s a twice-daily web series, with Studio 90 Extra Time putting out a daily ep as well. It’s the third year of Studio 90, but clearly its biggest yet in terms of audience. Lead sponsor AT&T should be happy.
If you aren’t already heading to a viewing party for tomorrow’s USA-Ghana match, you can watch the game online (for free) at Univision’s Futbol site, or just wait for the Lego-reenactment.