On the heels of the 2014 World Cup comes the powerful and uplifting documentary Next Goal Wins, kicking off its DVD and Digital HD release on July 22. With a 100% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film will have film lovers and soccer fans alike cheering for the American Samoa soccer team, dubbed “the worst team in the world.”
In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst soccer team on the planet. A decade after that humiliating night, they remain rooted to the bottom of FIFA's World rankings, having scored only twice in seventeen years. They have lost every competitive game they have ever played. It would take a miracle-maker or a madman to turn the team's fortunes around---and in maverick Dutch coach Thomas Rongen the islanders somehow find both. With the team about to embark on a grueling World Cup Qualification campaign, Rongen has just one month to transform this ragtag group of losers into a winning team---and perhaps learn a little about himself along the way.
Next Goal Wins is a hilarious and inspirational story about the power of hope in the face of insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life.
This film is not rated and contains some language.
Total Runtime: 96 minutes S.R.P: $20.99
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
“An irresistible underdog story — sports-fan credentials not required." – L.A. Times
“Inspiring... immensely watchable." – Sound on Sight