From a children’s game in an African village to Europe’s showcase matches, we are thankful for the many joys that soccer brings. Today, on this American holiday, we give thanks to American Samoa, which on Wednesday contributed its own small offering to the sport’s lore with the first official victory in its history.
The Insider last month shared the background on the program’s history and the former coach/D.C. United TV commentator, Thomas Rongen, chosen to work miracles. At a four-team World Cup qualifying tournament in the South Pacific, a film group is documenting American Samoa’s odyssey. Here’s a sneak peek at its project: