NBC is taking its partnership with Major League Soccer seriously and is currently in the process of developing the "MLS 36" TV program. Two players have already been selected for episodes in Aug., but the nomination and voting process for others is still open. As a Chicago Fire fan, it would be wonderful to have NBC feature Dominic Oduro who is included in the official poll.
"MLS 36" is Coming to the NBC Sports Network
The core concept behind the "MLS 36" program will be similar to NBC's "IndyCar 36" because it will follow an athlete for 36 hours before a game. Two episodes have already been confirmed for the NBC Sports Network and more have been promised. Chris Wondolowski will be featured on Aug. 5, and Fredy Montero's episode will be shown on Aug. 10. The network has not revealed other dates at this time.
The Chicago Fire's Dominic Oduro
MLS has created a poll for fans to determine who will be included in future episodes of "MLS 36." The Chicago Fire's Dominic Oduro is listed as a nominee in this poll. Unfortunately, the striker faces competition from multiple players and is falling behind. David Beckham, Brad Davis, Dwayne De Rosario, Jay DeMerit, Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Alessandro Nesta, Alvaro Saborio and C.J. Sapong have also been included. On Aug. 2, Dominic Oduro is in last place with 2.04 percent of the votes and behind Thierry Henry who is the current leader with 12.8 percent.
Dominic Oduro's On-Camera Experience
NBC should not have any concerns about using Dominic Oduro on "MLS 36." Chicago Fire fans have already seen his on-camera experience this year. Oduro raced Brendan Hannan and Jeff Crandall in a fun video for Touchline TV. He also starred in a commercial that aired on NBC that showed why he deserves the Freaky Fast nickname.
The MLS poll allows fans to vote multiple times for their favorite players. The NBC Sports Network plans to air several episodes of "MLS 36" but has not confirmed a specific number. Hopefully, the Chicago Fire's Dominic Oduro will be included in one of them.
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Lana follows MLS, UEFA and FIFA. She has been a faithful fan of the Chicago Fire since 1998. Follow @Lana_Bandoim on Twitter.
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