On December 11th, fans in the USA will be in for a real treat as a new documentary is set to drop on Paramount+. Titled "The Billion Dollar Goal", the documentary, which is split into three parts, will cover the development and rise of soccer in the United States. The documentary, which is split into three parts, also features the late sports journalist Grant Wahl, who passed away in Qatar at last year's World Cup. Wahl will be serving as a narrator and also acted as a supervising producer on the series.
This documentary casts an eye over several facets of soccer in the USA. These include the sport's early days, during which soccer was largely a grassroots affair, the USA's first ever appearance at a World Cup, and the frustrations experienced during their decades long absence from the international scene. It also covers the historic goal scored by Paul Caligiuri in a 1989 World Cup qualifier - nicknamed by some of America's media as "The Shot Heard Around the World" - as it ensured that the Stars and Stripes qualified for the 1990 FIFA World Cup, which was their first appearance since 1950.
All in all, the documentary, which will be live-streamed by Paramount+ starting on Monday, December 11th, will provide fans with an intriguing historical analysis of the beautiful game - the ups, the downs, the joys, and the frustrations - as soccer continues to grow in significance in the United States.
Here's a glimpse of what to expect from this fascinating new docuseries: