Good Rivals

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Good Rivals
GenreSports documentary
Directed byGabriel Serra
ComposersRichardo Weelock
William Russell
Rigoberto Alvarado
Country of originUnited States
Original languagesEnglish
No. of episodes3
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
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time54 mins
Production companiesMeadowlark Media
Ocellated Media
Skydance Sports
Prime Video Sports
Original release
NetworkAmazon Prime Video
ReleaseNovember 24 (2022-11-24) –
December 1, 2022 (2022-12-01)

Good Rivals (originally titled as Good Neighbors)[1] is a three-part sports docuseries exploring the unique and intense rivalry between the Mexico and United States 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 Amazon Prime Video on November 24, 2022.


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 U.S.'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 U.S. victory over Mexico in the 2002 World Cup after years of Mexico dominating the rivalry.[1][4]



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


In January 2022, Skydance Sports set 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 named Good Neighbors, to be released in three parts on Amazon Prime Video around the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[1] The title was later changed to Good Rivals. It is directed by Nicaraguan filmmaker Gabriel Serra.[4]


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


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

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