Team USA: Coming of Age DVD

Discussion in 'USA Men: Fans & Travel' started by EdTheRed, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. EdTheRed

    EdTheRed Member+

    Feb 6, 2001
    Loose On The Town
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Cook Islands
    My Team USA: Coming of Age WC highlights dvd arrived today. Can't wait to get home and check it out. I am encouraged by the following info from the back cover:
    Narrated by Paul Dempsey
    Official Commentators: Jon Champion and Jim Proudfoot.

    I was afraid I'd be stuck with "Mine eyes have seen the glory," immoratalized on dvd.

    I'll post a review when I'm done watching the whole thing.

    A side note, this is the fastest turnaround I've ever had on an order from the BigSoccer Store.
     
  2. EdTheRed

    EdTheRed Member+

    Feb 6, 2001
    Loose On The Town
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Cook Islands
    Decent stuff: the picture quality is fantastic, especially compared to the transmission ESPN2 foisted on us during the WC. Each match has a brief intro section, with a few player interviews, and some footage of fans getting ready for the upcoming match.

    The matches themselves are presented in the same style that the EPL show on Fox used to use (fortunately, Lionel Bienvenue is nowhere to be seen or heard on the dvd). You get maybe 15 minutes or so of play from each match. The full buildup to each goal is shown, which is nice.

    The announcers are English, and each match is called by only one announcer - no color (or colour) guy. I believe they just used the English TV commentary, but I could be wrong. The Poland match aside (I skipped that one, because it never happened), the announcers were quite complementary of the U.S.

    Overall, I give it the thumbs up.
     
  3. ratfacejt

    ratfacejt New Member

    Sep 17, 2000
    Palo Alto, Cal.
    Good enough, I'm ordering today!
     
  4. vflkirwan

    vflkirwan Member

    Mar 28, 2000
    North Jersey
    Club:
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great to get, just for the picture and sound quality but it wasn't exactly what I was expected. I thought it'd be more fan and player talk and ...

    I personally wasn't a fan of the commentary.

    O'Brien, from the Dutch Power Ajax with the goal. What a save from Friedel, who tools his trade at Blackburn Rovers.

    And he may have played his way on Bayer Leverkusen's squad now ....

    Not one mention of any Major League soccer roots. I'm sorry but I didn't buy a TEAM USA coming of Age dvd to hear Euro snobbery.
     
  5. metros11

    metros11 Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    Highlands of NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    IMO the commentary was better then listening to Jack and Ty. The picture was just fantastic. I'm getting a copy.
     
  6. JMU Soccer!

    JMU Soccer! New Member

    Jul 19, 1999
    It's a great collection of all the US highlights through out the world cup. It's worth having.
     
  7. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    Forgive my ignorance if this is posted elsewhere, but where can I get it?
     
  8. EdTheRed

    EdTheRed Member+

    Feb 6, 2001
    Loose On The Town
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Cook Islands
    The BigSoccer Store, right here on BigSoccer.
     
  9. caddisfly

    caddisfly New Member

    May 24, 2001
    Portland, OR

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