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‘The Figo Affair’ Reveals the Origins of the Super-Transfer 

Centered around the record-breaking and controversial transfer of Luis Figo from Barcelona to Real Madrid, The Figo Affair reveals the deal's behind-the-scenes machinations that have been...
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‘The Only’ Documents Briana Scurry’s Triumphant Hero’s Journey

Centered on iconic USWNT goalkeeper Briana Scurry, The Only is an inspiring documentary that — in spite of its name — reminds us we're never alone.  The...

‘Hustle’ is the Basketball Version of ‘Goal!’

The latest Adam Sandler film to hit Netflix, Hustle is a solid sports picture that does well in executing genre tropes and conventions. But instead of...

‘King Otto’ May Focus on a German Figure, But It’s a...

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...
neymar: the perfect chaos

‘Neymar: The Perfect Chaos’ Paints a Complex Portrait of Football’s Most...

Giving us an intimate look at Neymar's emotional struggles and triumphs throughout his career, Neymar: The Perfect Chaos is the latest athlete docuseries to hit Netflix....

A Look at COPA’s New Film and TV-Inspired Collection

A leader in the growing field of retro football, COPA’s latest collection enters a new field — the world of film and TV. We...

‘LFG’ May Not Be Perfect, But It’s a Must-Watch For Sports...

Released last Thursday, HBO Max's documentary LFG gives viewers an inside look at the U.S. Women's National Team's fight for equal pay. With the...
kicking + screening room

The Top Films and Shorts From the Kicking + Screening Room

Kicking + Screening isn't just a film festival — they now host a curated library of films and shorts on their website. Dubbed the...
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‘Baggio: The Divine Ponytail’ Suffers From the Biopic Woes

Another month, another footy flick from Netflix. Released on Wednesday, Baggio: The Divine Ponytail puts a well-deserved spotlight on the universally beloved Roberto Baggio, but...

Netflix’s ‘Pelé’ is a Multi-Dimensional Look at an All-Time Legend

Both celebratory and introspective, the Netflix Pelé documentary offers unique context behind an oft-discussed soccer icon.  Everyone knows who Pelé is. But his eponymous documentary that...

‘The Keeper’ Proves to Be More Than Your Average Football Film

Making its U.S. debut earlier this month, The Keeper will leave a lasting impression on any viewers expecting just another run-of-the-mill sports film.   One mark...
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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...

‘Coach’ and Its Star Tracy Hamm Look to Inspire a Generation...

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 rhino cup

‘The Rhino Cup’ Beautifully Depicts Football’s Power to Prevent Poaching in...

Facilitated by the Wild and Free Foundation as an effort to curb animal poaching and the violence that comes with it, the Rhino Cup...
eden dzeko

Roma TV’s Edin Dzeko Documentary Perfectly Captures the Making Of a...

Depicting his journey from a child in war-torn Sarajevo to football superstar in Rome, Roma TV's documentary on Edin Dzeko is a poignant and...

Casting the Upcoming ’99ers Netflix Movie

Last week, streaming giant Netflix announced their intentions to make a feature length film about the 1999 World Cup-winning U.S. Women's National Team. Inspired...

Revisiting ‘The Two Escobars’ 10 Years Later With Co-Director Jeff Zimbalist

As we near its 10-year anniversary, we revisit the groundbreaking film The Two Escobars, which remains the gold standard for soccer documentaries today. We sat down...

A Conversation With Kirk Rudell and Tom McCabe, Co-Writers of ‘Soccertown...

After making its worldwide debut at last year's Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival, Soccertown USA was set to take the 2020 festival circuit...
ultras

Francesco Lettieri’s ‘Ultras’ Is a Gripping and Lifelike Look Into Die-Hard...

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...
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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...

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