A new soccer documentary is hitting Paramount+ on Tuesday. “The Only” is set to explore the life and career of U.S. women’s national soccer team Hall of Fame goalkeeper Briana Scurry both on and off the field.
“When I look back, I feel like I’ve always been the only,” said Scurry in the documentary’s trailer. “The only girl. The only Black kid. The only openly gay player. Even on the field, I was the only one that could save us.”
The starting goalkeeper for the USWNT from 1994 through 2004, she was the first woman goalkeeper and the first Black woman to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
But the documentary doesn’t just look at her soccer career. It also goes beyond and looks into the end of her career in 2010, when a knee to the head that ended her career led Scurry into debt and depression that nearly culminated in suicide.
The documentary comes as Scurry recently published a new memoir, My Greatest Save.
“I knew it was going to be some difficult times for me,” Scurry told World Soccer Talk of being involved in the documentary. “That’s my story. It’s blood, sweat, and tears, literally. Fantastic triumphs but also really deep depth in my life, and I wanted to make sure I did justice and honor to all of it.
“I was really excited about the project, able to get my story told in a fantastic way that did it justice and would honor my parents as well. I wanted something out there that would tell my story truthfully and with integrity.”