30 for 30: Soccer Stories, A Look Back and Ahead

ESPN making efforts to feature some of soccer’s greatest stories.

Salmon Says...


ESPN’s fantastic 30 for 30 film series took an adventurous step last January announcing a set of films that will focus solely on soccer stories ahead of the World Cup coming in June (which will also be broadcast on ESPN). The move took gumption on the part of the media giant as the United States has little soccer history outside of the past 20 years meaning the films center around events in foreign countries and majority of them requiring subtitles for speech.

Those aspects could drive away an audience but soccer fans rejoiced at the news and the momentum that the 30 for 30 series built up, suggested those with no knowledge of the events or passion for the sport could still be sucked in.

A group of seven films are in the process of being shown that wrap up on May 6. The eighth, a profile of Argentina star…

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