U.S. women’s national team forward Trinity Rodman plans to tune into the four-part documentary on Netflix chronicling the team’s journey at the 2023 World Cup.
Already two trailers have been released for the docuseries, which will premiere on the streaming platform on Dec. 12. The series, titled “Under Pressure,” recounts the USWNT’s campaign for a World Cup three-peat at the 2023 tournament, which ended in a disappointing Round of 16 shootout loss to Sweden.
“We’re all talking about this. I think for me personally, it is a lot of emotions, and I think it will be for a while,” Rodman told reporters on Wednesday, admitting that she hasn’t watched the preview yet. “I will be watching though because I think we all need to see behind the scenes and see the journey that we went on, as much as it does kind of hurt.
“I do feel like we all need to reflect and see how much we went through together so then we can grow in the future. I think it’s going to be really cool for everyone to see and for us to grow as people and as teammates to each other. It’s gonna be tough though.”
And while they didn’t get the result they wanted at the World Cup, Rodman is excited for outsiders to “see the work that we put in.”
“It will be really interesting. I mean, I think with Netflix, they’ve done a few of these four-part documentaries and they’ve been really interesting on a lot of different subjects and sports,” said defender Emily Fox, who has yet to watch the second trailer. “I think when the documentary comes out, I definitely will be watching it.”
The USWNT is preparing to play China PR on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Tuesday, Dec. 5 in their final games of 2023. Next year, they’ll start the work of reclaiming gold at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Under new head coach Emma Hayes, they’ll be focused on winning, just as they were in Australia and New Zealand, where Rodman said they were barely aware of the Netflix film crew.
“I think for all of us, our heads were down with all the outside noise. And I think going into the thing, we did say we came together as a team and said there is so much outside noise and we cannot pay mind,” Rodman said of the World Cup. “We are here for one thing, and that’s to win. And that’s all we were thinking about was training and winning the next game.”