#docuhistory: Soccertown, USA


On Thursday, May 7, 2020, join SASH president Tom McCabe (@TomMcCabe5) and Matt Busch (@MatthewJBusch) as they moderate a screening and Twitter discussion of the award-winning documentary film, Soccertown, USA (2020).

Soccertown, USA is the story of Tab Ramos, John Harkes, and Tony Meola, who grew up with a passion for the game in a country that didn’t share it. It’s the story of the 1990 and 1994 World Cups when these childhood friends formed the backbone of the United States team that willed its way to famous victories and inspired the generations that would come after. But it’s also the story of a town — an American town — in which we can see the past, the present, and the future of the world’s game.

At 5 pm EDT on Thursday, May 7, we’ll all stream the film on YouTube. While streaming, we invite you to browse and join the discussion on Twitter by searching the #docuhistory hashtag or by checking in with discussion moderators Tom McCabe (@TomMcCabe5) and Matt Busch (@MatthewJBusch).

The #docuhistory series aims to create an informal space where teachers, students, and historians can join together to watch a documentary and discuss teaching and learning about the film’s subject matter. The series is organized by Joe Schmidt, New York City Department of Education, @HSGlobalHistory, in collaboration with the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

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