Here in the good ole U.S. and A, soccer doesn’t yet have the huge following or celebrity status that it does overseas. On one level, this is a good thing, as it means getting tickets for a game the day before is never too big a challenge. On the downside, the quality of the game is often lacking especially when compared to watching a team like FC Barcelona.
However that may change in the future as it is one of the largest, if not largest, sports among kids today. So while soccer players (excuse me, footballers) in the US don’t have the celebrity status of a Basketball player, there are plenty of fans interested in knowing what it’s like to be a professional player.
My buddies Donny and Cory (past soccer teammates) figured the same thing so they came up with an idea for a show that would highlight pro soccer players in the U.S. (and probably beyond at some point). The show would basically be a sort of Day In The Life type of format. I’ve been hearing Donny go on and on about this show for a while now, and it’s great to see it really happening.
Check out this promo video for the show called Beyond the Pitch. My only contribution to this was to say I thought it was a brilliant idea. Something I’d definitely watch. This video is a short cut from a pilot they filmed with Kevin Hartman. It’s used to sell the show and may never actually air as an episode. Keep that in mind, as the final product will probably be even more polished.