Good Rivals

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Good Rivals
Good Rivals poster.jpg
GenreSports documentary
Directed byGabriel Serra
Starring
ComposersRichardo Weelock
William Russell
Rigoberto Alvarado
Country of originUnited States
Spain
Original languagesEnglish
Spanish
No. of episodes3
Production
Executive producersJohn Skipper
Deirdre Fenton
David Ellison
Jesse Sisgold
Jon Weinbach
Dante Möller
ProducersLauren Gaffney
Eve Wulf
Grant Wahl
Shaw Brown
CinematographyOdei Zabaleta
John Tipton
EditorsJeff Tober
Thomas Czupryna
Mike Moss
Running time54 mins
Production companiesMeadowlark Media
Ocellated Media
Skydance Sports
Prime Video Sports
DistributorAmazon Studios
Release
Original networkAmazon Prime Video
Original releaseNovember 24 (2022-11-24) –
December 1, 2022 (2022-12-01)

Good Rivals (originally titled as Good Neighbors)[1] is an upcoming three-part sports docuseries exploring the unique and intense rivalry between the Mexican and American national men's soccer teams. Produced by Meadowlark Media in association with Ocellated Media, the series is distributed by Prime Video Sports and Skydance Sports. It premiered on Prime Video on November 24, 2022.

Summary[edit]

The docuseries explores the social, political and sporting layers of the rivalry between the United States and Mexico men's national soccer teams, going back to the US's 24-game losing streak to Mexico from 1937 to 1980.[2][3] Featuring interviews with players including Landon Donovan and Rafa Márquez, it spotlights recruiting battles between the two countries, and the US's victory over Mexico in the 2002 World Cup after years of Mexico dominating the rivalry.[1][4]

Cast[edit]

Players[edit]

No. Pos Nation Name Age Date signed Signed from
Landon Donovan
Rafael Márquez
Alexi Lalas
Javier Hernández
Frankie Hejduk
Luis Hernández
Clint Dempsey
Hugo Sánchez
Marcelo Balboa
Claudio Reyna
Manuel Negrete

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleFeatured matchesOriginal release date
1"A Rivalry is Born"TBA24 November 2022 (2022-11-24)
2"Fresh Stars and Old Curses"TBA24 November 2022 (2022-11-24)
3"A New Frontier"TBA1 December 2022 (2022-12-01)

Production[edit]

In January 2022, Skydance Sports sets up a partnership with Meadowlark Media for the production of unscripted sports content.[5] One of their projects was reported to be a soccer documentary series called Good Neighbors, a three-part series coming on Amazon Prime Video around the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[1] Following the release announcement of the series, the title was changed to Good Rivals. It is directed by Nicaraguan filmmaker Gabriel Serra.[4]

Release[edit]

The official trailer was released on November 3, 2022.[2] The first two episodes premiere on Prime Video on November 24, 2022, and the final episode premieres on December 1, 2022.[4] Episodes will be available in both English and Spanish.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c White, Peter (11 August 2022). "Soccer Docuseries About Rivalry Between Mexico & America Kicks Off At Amazon". Deadline. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  2. ^ a b Villei, Matt (3 November 2022). "'Good Rivals' Trailer Charts the U.S.-Mexico Rivalry in Men's Soccer". Collider. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  3. ^ Koster, Kyle (3 November 2022). "Here's the Trailer for 'Good Rivals', Amazon's Docuseries on Two Soccer Enemies". The Big Lead. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d Seitz, Loree (3 November 2022). "Prime Video Docuseries Investigates Social and Political Roots of Mexican and American Soccer Rivalry". The Wrap. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  5. ^ Grobar, Matt (20 January 2022). "Skydance Sports & Meadowlark Media Strike Co-Production Agreement, Set Docs On U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry & WNBA Legend Diana Taurasi As First Projects". Deadline. Retrieved 4 November 2022.

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