With the onset of World Cup fever, global music entertainment channel MTV Korea has put together an idol football (soccer) team named Idol United (IU). The celebrity team is made up of members from various idol groups in South Korea.
They are MBLAQ’s Mir, Seungho and Lee Joon; U-KISS’ Alexander, Eli & Kiseop; ZE:A’s Jung Heechul, Park Hyungsik & Kim Dongjoon; F.CUZ’s Jinon, LeeU & Kan and D-NA’s Garam, Hyunmi & Injoon.
Director of IU is comedian Yoo Sang-moo while the team’s manager is singer/actress Sungeun, who also takes on the role of a cheerleader.
The MTV Korea website (ww.mtv.co.kr/idolunited) will be receiving applications from amateur soccer teams from universities to compete against IU. Application to play against IU ends on June 20 and MTV Korea is looking for 5 teams.
Also, USD200 will be donated to charity with every goal scored by IU. Kick off is on May 22. Whoot!