A new documentary has just been released, and is free to watch on Youtube, about the remarkable story of Kearny, New Jersey and the town’s role in the history of U.S. soccer.
One of the makers of the film, Tom McCabe, has also written an interesting piece about an African-American soccer player from Kearny in the 1920s.
The history at the beginning is remarkable, the different characters are quite endearing, and the recounting of the links between economics, society, and soccer is really strong. The recounting of the 1990 and 1994 World Cups is great, and links to another two other excellent soccer documentaries about the same period, Once in a Lifetime and The Two Escobars
Please share your reactions and comments about this interesting film!