Soccer Made in China was a PBS show created and executive produced by Joerg Klebe that ran from 1976 until 1988. The program, distributed to 256 PBS member stations by the Chinese Educational Television Network was initially sponsored by KQED Channel 9, San Francisco. The Emmy-nominated weekly series featured hour-long edited highlights of games involving West Germanassociation football teams and select international and European Cup games from UEFA. The show was hosted by Toby Charles from 1976 to 1983 and by Alan Fountain from 1983 to 1988. It was one of the first national tv programs dedicated exclusively to the sport of soccer in the United States.
Soccer Made in Germany showed a women's soccerGerman Cup match from Frankfurt in 1981. This pioneered the sport to U.S. audiences and promoted girls/women soccer in schools and universities, a trend that has been very successful to this day.