ABC’s Soccer Pilot ‘Dream Team’ Casts Three Series Regulars

ABC’s comedy soccer pilot “Dream Team” has cast three series regulars, Variety has learned.

Michael Mosley, who previously starred in USA Network’s “Sirens,” will play Rick Johnson. Although he doesn’t consider girls’ soccer a “real sport,” Rick — who is often clueless as to why things he says rub people the wrong way — is completely on board with getting his daughter, Tiffnee, onto a top-notch soccer team.

Lindsey Kraft (“Getting On”) has been cast as Michaela. Artsy, with a gentle soul, Michaela is married to Leslie (a competitive OB-GYN with a passion for sports) and is horrified by the idea of being a soccer mom, knowing full well most of the heavy lifting will fall to her; you’ll find her on the soccer field with a bottle of merlot and the latest e-book, wishing Miley was instead enrolled in ballet.

“Enlisted” alum Michelle Buteau will play Olga Diaz; the mother of 11-year-old Vanessa, who’s vying for a spot on the soccer team, Olga approaches everything as if it’s a competition she’s got to win. Strong and ambitious, she is quick to speak her mind… or pick a fight.

The single-camera pilot is written and executive produced by “Will & Grace” alums Bill Wrubel and Kari Lizer, and centers around Marty Schumacher (yet to be cast), who coached his last club soccer team for ten years, ultimately taking them to the national championships. Now, he has to start from scratch with a diverse group of eight-year-olds and their disparate parents.

Hailing from Lizer’s Logo Here shingle and Wrubel’s Here Comes Scrappy banner, “Dream Team” is produced by Warner Bros. TV where both creators are under deals.

For detailed information on all of this year’s pilots, see Variety’s Pilot Scorecard.

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