Good Rivals is an upcoming Amazon Prime Video docuseries about the 30 years old rivalry between the Mexican and American national men’s soccer teams.
Good Rivals will be released in three-part on November 24 on Amazon Prime Video.
Directed by Gabriel Serra
Executive produced by David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold, and Jon Weinbach
“Good Rivals will peel back the political, social, and sporting layers of a rivalry that has become must-see TV over the past 30 years. Far more than just a sports documentary, Good Rivals spotlights the personal and professional arcs of stars from each nation, like Landon Donovan (United States) and Rafa Márquez (Mexico), who became symbols of their country’s cultures during their respective careers in the early and mid-2000s. Good Rivals will also examine the passionate, international battle for on-field talent and fan support that has made the U.S.-Mexico border one of the most fascinating soccer frontiers in the world, with players—and families—from both countries becoming the focus of recruiting battles between these two deeply interconnected nations.”
The director of the docuseries, Gabriel Serra, was previously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
Experts explore the history of the US-Mexico soccer rivalry through the experiences of the players of both teams, their supporters and the larger political implications. The players discuss the hostility they felt which was rooted in the inter-connected politics of the two countries and their shared border.