FOX Sports 1’s “Soccer Sunday” lineup just got a little more expensive and European. No, FOX didn’t hire some big name ex-Barclay’s Premiere League player-commentator, instead they will debut the second season of competition racing show “What’Cha Got” on July 29th during the AT&T MLS All-Star pre-game show.
“What’Cha Got” is a driving competition sponsored by Continental Tire and hosted by TUDOR United SportsCar Championship driver Townsend Bell, where 14 competitors try to set the best times they can around a track for the chance to take home a 2015 Lamborghini for an entire year. The show has a very short episode structure, timing itself to fit perfectly into sports broadcasts and a YouTube friendly format.
Last season, Chicago Fire keeper Sean Johnson beat out then Chivas goalie Dan Kennedy in the finals to take home the prize. Johnson said the win has “been and unbelievable experience” and that he’s been enjoying the eye-catching popularity that comes along with driving a supercar through the streets of downtown Chicago.
The day I figured out that I won the Lamborghini you can never really put your finger on what the emotion actually feels like when you get the car. When you actually step in the car and figure out it’s yours, it’s outrageous. It’s an unbelievable piece of machinery. I’ve been driving in Chicago and turning lots of heads.
Last season’s competition was fierce, but the roster wasn’t deep, boasting only six drivers. For the second go-around, 14 MLS Players, Media Personalities, and U.S. Legends will lay down rubber every Sunday on FOX Sports 1 from August 9th until late November. You can check out a “What’Cha Got” season two sneak peek here.
These are your 2015 competitors trying to take the crown:
- Alexi Lalas – US soccer legend/FOX analyst (West)
- Andrew Farrell – New England Revolution (East)
- Cobi Jones – U.S. soccer legend/FOX analyst (West)
- Dom Dwyer – Sporting KC (West)
- Gyasi Zardes – LA Galaxy (West)
- Jordan Stewart – San Jose Earthquakes (West)
- Julie Stewart-Binks – FOX personality (East)
- Lee Nguyen – New England Revolution (East)
- Lovel Palmer – Chicago Fire (East)
- Marcelo Sarvas – Colorado Rapids (West)
- Matt Besler – Sporting KC (West)
- Maurice Edu – Philadelphia Union (East)
- Perry Kitchen – DC United (East)
- Tony Meola – U.S. soccer legend/FOX analyst (East)
You can catch new episodes every week following the FOX Sports 1 Soccer Sunday game of the week – or on the Continental Tire YouTube channel – with each episode guiding viewers through the garages of competitors, and then on to the track for the action. If you ever find yourself missing the action, or just want some quality banter, you can head to Twitter to jump in the conversation @continentaltire using #WhatchaGotMLS.