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Netflix sets premiere date for USWNT World Cup docuseries

USWNT players react during the penalty shootout loss to Sweden in the Round of 16 at the 2023 World Cup. (Chris Putnam/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

Netflix has set the premiere date for its docuseries on the U.S. women’s national team.

The four-episode series, titled “Under Pressure: The U.S. Women’s World Cup Team,” will come to the streaming service on Dec. 12. It will chronicle the path of the USWNT and its players, from veteran star Alex Morgan to teenage phenom Alyssa Thompson.

The USWNT entered the tournament in Australia and New Zealand as the two-time reigning champions, but the journey ended in disappointment. A shootout loss to Sweden in the Round of 16 marked the earliest exit ever for the USWNT, which had never finished worse than third place at a World Cup.

“From enduring injury to upholding legacy, the series follows the athletes behind the most decorated team in international soccer history on the road to the 2023 FIFA World Cup,” Netflix wrote in its announcement.

Netflix bills the docuseries, which was co-produced with Time Studios, Words + Pictures and Togethxr, as an “all-access” look at the team. “Issues ranging from injury, criticism and doubt, equal pay, and upholding legacies are all brought to light as the narrative unfolds,” according to Netflix.

In addition to Morgan and Thompson, World Cup debutantes Savannah DeMelo, Lynn Williams and Kristie Mewis will be featured, among others.