Next Goal Wins
UK, 2014, documentary, 93 min, dir: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
Friday, March 17, 2017 | 7:00PM | Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
When the American Samoan national soccer team lost to Australia 31-0, these tiny islands crash-landed into last place in the FIFA world rankings. Despite having not won an official match for more than a decade, the team’s love of soccer and American Samoan pride sustain them as they train for the next World Cup.
Moderated by Philip M. Wilson, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University
Post-film discussion guest speaker via skype: Dutch-born, America-based coach Thomas Rongen, hired by the Football Federation American Samoa to help turn their luck around.