US Women’s National Soccer Team Announces Documentary With Netflix in the Works

The sports series, releasing in the fall, will feature legendary players including Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe.


The World Cup kicks off in Australia and New Zealand this Thursday, July 20, and everyone’s focusing on the U.S. women’s national team, who is looking to become the first team—men’s or women’s—to win three tournament titles in a row (after 2015 and 2019).

On Monday, July 17, Netflix announced a sports documentary of the team, starring team legends like San Diego Wave FC player Alex Morgan, recently-retired Megan Rapinoe, and a number of new faces, set to hit the streaming platform this fall. TIME studios and sports brand TOGETHXR are also involved in the process.

“The all-access sports series will allow audiences to intimately follow the US Women’s National Team’s players and coaches and reveal an inside look at the most decorated team in soccer history,” Netflix said in a statement. “Throughout their tournament run, audiences will learn how this team stands on the shoulders of those who played before them, and how they continue to break the glass ceiling for equality in sports for women of the future.”

The USWNT is perhaps best known for turning the needle on equal pay, when several team members filed a class action discrimination lawsuit, which was resolved in their favor last February.

The finalized agreement provided USWNT players a total of $24 million and promised equal pay as the men’s team going forward, but it also sparked an important discussion on how women’s athletics have been neglected and treated impartially forever.

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Ananya Panchal


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