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Under Pressure: The U.S. Women’s World Cup Team

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

U.S. women's soccer docu shows strength, has cursing.

Under Pressure: The U.S. Women’s World Cup Team TV show poster: 5 U.S. players in white uniforms at the World Cup.

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The honest and humazing docuseries reveals how the U.S. national women's team coped with the expectations placed on them by the soccer universe thanks to their winning legacy. Some of focus is on Coach Andonovski's strategies and the mistakes the team made during the World Cup tournament that ultimately led to their elimination before making it to the quarterfinals. It also highlights the commitment the players have to the sport and to the national team, and how they negotiate things like personal relationships, motherhood, and serious injuries to remain on the field. The insights it offers about the pros and cons of being a younger player vs. a veteran are interesting, especially as it pertains to how the veterans fought for a more equitable system in which later generations of players can play safely and earn salaries that are equal to those of male players. There are a lot of ups and downs during the team's 2023 journey, but what Under Pressure makes clear is that how they fare at the World Cup is not the only indicator of their many successes.

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