ESPN's "Inside: U.S. Soccer's March to Brazil" premieres tonight and is set to provide the most in-depth view of the United States ever, showing the team in the 100 days leading up to the World Cup. From training, to interviews, to match preparation, ESPN will provide unprecedented access to the Americans.
But the footage won't be limited to just the coaches and players. They are also documenting the team's growing fan base and the fans who travel thousands of miles just to see their beloved Yanks, be it for the World Cup, a qualifier or even a friendly.
It was only 13 years ago that the U.S. would play matches in front of crowds that measured in the quadruple digits. It was only a cycle ago that the American fans were often out-numbered in their own home qualifiers.
Now, the U.S. is coming off a year of packed, pro-U.S. stadiums. They are set for a Send-Off Series that could see two sold out NFL stadiums and when they go to Brazil, they will do so with thousands of fans, some of whom quit their jobs to make the trip.
Times sure have changed.