Next Goal Wins

About This Episode


In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record of 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet.

With the team about to embark on a grueling World Cup Qualification campaign, coach Thomas Rongen has just one month to transform this ragtag of losers into a winning team – and perhaps learn a little about himself along the way.

Next Goal Wins is an inspirational story about the power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life.