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NBC announce MLS 36 reality series

Major League Soccer (MLS) and NBC Sports Group today announced a new, day-in-the-life series, MLS 36.

The first episode, featuring MLS scoring-leader Chris Wondolowski of the San Jose Earthquakes as he prepares for the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game in Philadelphia, will premiere Sunday, August 5, at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. MLS 36 will follow the three previous successful 36 series Fight Night 36, IndyCar 36 and NHL 36 which currently air on NBC Sports Network.

Capturing an in-depth and exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the life of this MLS superstar, MLS 36 takes viewers into Wondolowski's world for 36 straight hours as he and his fellow MLS All-Stars prepare to take on current European champions, Chelsea FC, in the AT&T MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. The 30-minute episode will grant unparalleled access and give unique insight into Wondolowski's life as a professional soccer player, and his goal that opened the scoring in the All-Stars' 3-2 victory last week.

"We are thrilled to partner with NBC Sports Group for a series that will provide compelling insight into the personalities and lifestyles of our top players," said Howard Handler, MLS chief marketing officer. "In each chapter, MLS 36 will chronicle a day and a half of activity at home, on the field and everywhere in between."

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