Another Day, Another Sports Doc
Many are making fun of the fact that this Netflix documentary was meant to be a puff piece…
Over the years, the United States Women’s National Soccer Team has irked a lot of people in their country with how political they’ve been. While sports and politics have been mixed together for years, it hasn’t led to the amount of vitriol that many Americans have against US women’s soccer.
Well, those haters could find enjoyment in a bit of Netflix x soccer news. These days, there’s a new sports documentary seemingly every day. Hoping to jump on the trend, the USWNT had a documentary crew follow them around as they went for their third straight US women’s World Cup.
Unfortunately, that’s not how things worked out. As many of you know, the USWNT lost in a round-of-16 match against Sweden, which led to them missing the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time since the 2016 Summer Olympics.
It was an absolutely humiliating defeat for one of the world’s great powerhouse sports teams. It was so bad that Vlatko Andonovski had to eventually resign as head coach. Many are making fun of the fact that this Netflix documentary titled Under Pressure: The Women’s World Cup Team was meant to be a puff piece for the USWNT.
Remember how the USWNT were making a documentary at the Womens World Cup expecting to win it but instead got dumped out the Round of 16?
Well Netflix just dropped the trailer 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/v2H0YiskFx
— JAKE BUCKLEY 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks) November 28, 2023
It obviously was, as nobody loves those players as much as they love themselves. Honestly, if they would’ve won, nobody would’ve watched this documentary. It’s not as fun to watch annoying people succeed. However, now that there’s some real drama behind it, perhaps it could be worth a watch.
— Halles (@HallesColette) November 28, 2023
That said, the market is getting very oversaturated with sports documentaries. We get so many all the time. However, US soccer fans might enjoy this news as most American sports documentaries cover football, basketball, and baseball.
Now, if you’re a USWNT fan, I can’t imagine you’d want to watch this. Who wants to watch their team get embarrassed in an even more dramatic format? Not me. Regardless, this documentary is far more interesting than it would’ve been had they won so there should be some appeal when it comes out on December 12.