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‘King Otto’ May Focus on a German Figure, But It’s a Distinctly Greek Story

The latest soccer documentary to hit the big screen, King Otto is centered around how German head coach Otto Rehhagel was able to help orchestrate the Greek national team's famous...
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James Montague’s ‘1312: Among the Ultras’ Offers an Unprecedented Look Into Supporter Culture

Recently released, 1312: Among the Ultras takes readers into the underground universe of the most extreme football supporters in the world. We sat down for an exclusive interview with...
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Football Films and TV Shows to Watch While Social Distancing

With all professional leagues postponed and increasing amounts of "stay at home" ordinances across the globe, it's been difficult for fans to get their football fix of late. However,...
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‘The Return of the Cup’ Makes a Stellar US Debut at the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival

Documenting Eintracht Frankfurt's Cinderella run to their first German cup in 30 years, The Return of the Cup made a triumphant United States debut at last week's Kicking + Screening...
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‘Coach’ and Its Star Tracy Hamm Look to Inspire a Generation of Female Footballers

Move over 30 for 30, Coach is the new standard for sports documentaries. Following Tracy Hamm's journey to gaining her UEFA A coaching license, the film appeared at a...
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Going Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning ‘Foosballers’ Documentary With Director Joe Heslinga

Having taken the nation by storm, Foosballers has won a slew of prestigious film festival awards, including the Golden Whistle for best film at last summer's Kicking + Screening Soccer...
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Through Art and Apparel, Way Down South is Embracing the Booming Soccer Culture in Atlanta

Started as a product of Atlanta's growing soccer scene, Way Down South's mix of Southern-influenced and eye-catching designs have given it a place within city's vibrant sports community.  Even before...
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Grounds of a Dying Breed: A Q&A With ‘Final Whistle’ Photographer Marco Magielse

Documenting 21 of the remaining traditional football grounds in England, Marco Magielse's book Final Whistle is a nostalgic ode to a fading style of architecture. We speak with the Dutch photographer...
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A Conversation With Kirk Rudell and Tom McCabe, Co-Writers of ‘Soccertown USA’

After making its worldwide debut at last year's Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival, Soccertown USA was set to take the 2020 festival circuit by storm. Stymied by the...
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The Dream Gig: How Diego Paz Banchio Turned Passion Into a Job

Uruguayan photographer and content creator Diego Paz Banchio never thought that a few demo reels of his favorite soccer team would lead to him working with and covering clubs...
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Relive Magical World Cup History at Forest Lawn’s ‘GOOOOL! The World Cup’s Greatest Moments’ Exhibit

The Forest Lawn Museum's "GOOOOL! The World Cup's Greatest Moments" exhibit is a fine tribute to some of the most memorable moments in World Cup history. We were at the...
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An Exclusive Teaser of the Upcoming ‘La Reta Documental’ Film

Planning to highlight the importance of the beautiful game in Latin America, the La Reta Documental film crew is in the process of traveling throughout the region and capturing some...
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Art of the Game: The Unmistakable Style of Jorge Lawerta

With an instantly recognizable catalogue that has been featured in major outlets across the globe, Jorge Lawerta has created his own lane through a series of simple yet captivating...
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‘The Match’ Shows Flashes of Promise, But Ultimately Fails to Score

Arriving on Netflix last month, The Match has a few fun moments, including a well-executed time jump twist, but a feature film might not have been the best package...
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Andy Brassell’s ‘Football Murals’ is an Atypical Celebration of the Game’s Most Iconic Street Art

The football mural is a curious aspect of the beautiful game — not just for its oftentimes massive scale and immense beauty, but also for its tangibility in an...
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‘Next Goal Wins’ and the Soccer Movie Matrix

We've covered the sparsely populated world of soccer movies, but where does Next Goal Wins fit within the fray? Next Goal Wins, the latest entry in the oddly small “soccer...
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Geoff Gouveia Discusses His Most Impressive Mural Yet, the Watts Empowerment Center Futsal Court

In partnership with adidas, the US Soccer Foundation, and The Red Eye Foundation, artist Geoff Gouveia was recently commissioned to paint a mural unlike any he had previously done...
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Francesco Lettieri’s ‘Ultras’ Is a Gripping and Lifelike Look Into Die-Hard Supporters

Francesco Lettieri’s modern take on the ultras movement gives a realistic look at the grip of brotherhood and violence between different factions. Extreme supporters. Political paramilitary groups. Violent, organized fans....
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The Urban Pitch Guide to the Best #MerchDay Apparel

In honor of the third official Merch Day, we've put together a comprehensive guide of some of the best kits and apparel for you to pick up in support...
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How Will the Upcoming ‘Next Goal Wins’ Film Compare to the Original Documentary?

Ahead of this fall's Next Goal Wins by director Taika Waititi, we take a look at the film's source material — a documentary of the same name from 2014.  When the trailer...