“The Billion Dollar Goal” Premieres December 11 on Paramount+

US Soccer

“THE BILLION DOLLAR GOAL,” a three-part original soccer documentary series, will debut exclusively on Paramount+ on Monday, December 11 in the United States. From soccer’s origins as a game played by immigrants to the historic moment in 1989 when Paul Caligiuri’s goal ended a 40-year World Cup qualifying drought, the series follows the development of soccer in the United States. The series tells the untold tale of the sport’s fight for recognition in a country that is skeptical of soccer and features the late journalist Grant Wahl as supervising producer.

“The Billion Dollar Goal” uses never-before-seen archival footage, animation, and expert interviews to delve into the decades-long journey that defined American soccer. It highlights the setbacks, failed attempts to spark interest, and the enduring dedication of players, coaches, and fans who never lost faith in the game. The series celebrates the resilience of American soccer, its road to redemption, and the promise of its bright future.

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The documentary is co-directed by CBS Sports’ Pete Radovich and Anthony J. Cortese. Grant Wahl, who passed away in December 2022, sat down with Radovich for a wide-ranging 150-minute interview in August 2022, which serves as the backbone for much of the docuseries’ content and direction.

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“The Billion Dollar Goal” is part of Paramount+’s soccer documentary collection, “Stories from the Beautiful Game,” which also includes “Football Must Go On” and the Emmy-nominated “Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In.”

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