Hosting the USMNT and CONCACAF

Last week I didn’t do a very good job of blogging about what we did for Sporting’s home opener, so I promised myself I’d try to do a better job with this week’s games.

Tuesday night we had the special opportunity of working with CONCACAF to produce their broadcast of the Gold Cup on Fox Soccer Channel. LIVESTRONG Sporting Park hosted four teams, including the U.S., and we got to work alongside the FSC crew to broadcast both games of the double-header.

This was our view from the roof of LSP while Colonel Chapel coordinated the flyover with his pilots via radio.

For the most part CONCACAF took the reins and we were under the direction of a Gold Cup representative who had final say on when things happened and what replays were and weren’t shown. We didn’t have a lot of creative freedom, but it was awesome to be part of the Gold Cup experience.

Other than the chance to see the U.S. men’s national team play in person, my favorite part of the night was our flyover. We coordinated a flyover with two A-10 attackers and to get the best shot of the planes coming in we took a camera and the pilot coordinating the flyover to the roof. We had the best seat in the house to see Panama’s late goal against Canada to win Group C.

It’s been an exciting week already and it’s only Wednesday! Friday Sporting hosts the San Jose Earthquakes and look to pick up their first win at their new home and it will be the first broadcast that is completely run by our crew. Tune into My KSMO-TV Friday at 7:30 p.m. to see us in action!

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