Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Paramount Plus to Debut Original Soccer Documentary 'The Only' on July 12


Documentary Tells Life Story of Iconic U.S. Women’s Soccer Hall of Fame Goalkeeper Briana Scurry

Film Is the Latest in the Paramount+ “Stories from the Beautiful Game” Soccer Documentary Collection

May 31, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced that the original documentary THE ONLY, which tells the life story of legendary U.S. women’s soccer goalkeeper Briana Scurry, will exclusively premiere in the U.S. on Tuesday, July 12. Try Paramount+ for free at

The documentary explores the inspirational glory and deeply dark corners of a Hall of Fame goalkeeper who stood alone on the field as the only Black starter and the only openly gay player. While celebrating the historic legacy of Scurry’s career, including two Olympic gold medals and a penalty save to help the U.S. win the 1999 Women’s World Cup, the film also tells the story of how she overcame racism and homophobia at the time of her greatest triumphs before later finding herself on the edge of suicide following a career-ending concussion.

From Scurry’s darkest moments to her current investment in the reigning NWSL champion, Washington Spirit, THE ONLY provides a unique autobiographical account of the life of a sports pioneer.

THE ONLY uncovers intimate stories from Scurry’s life, featuring insights from former teammates and the current U.S. Women’s National Team players she inspired, including Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, Abby Wambach, Midge Purce and more. Among the documentary’s additional featured interviews are journalists and commentators including Grant Wahl, JP Dellacamera and Meg Linehan.

Twelve-time Emmy Award winner Anthony J. Cortese (“A Game of Honor” & “LT: The Life & Times”) served as director and editor of the film.

THE ONLY is the latest in the Paramount+ soccer documentary series STORIES FROM THE BEAUTIFUL GAME, which features Paramount+ Originals including DESTINATION PORTO: THE UNIMAGINABLE JOURNEY and Paramount+ Exclusives such as SIR ALEX FERGUSON: NEVER GIVE IN and BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES: THE JUVENTUS STORY.

The July 12 premiere on Paramount+ coincides with the 2022 Concacaf W Championship, featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team, with every match of the tournament streaming live in the U.S. on Paramount+ and select matches airing on CBS Sports Network throughout July. The opening match of the tournament will feature the U.S. facing off against Haiti on July 4. Additional women’s soccer content and coverage on Paramount+ and CBS Sports platforms includes the National Women’s Soccer League, UEFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, Asian Football Confederation Women’s Asian Cup and the FA Women’s Super League beginning in fall 2022.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.


Originally published: June 01, 2022.

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