A one-hour documentary produced by KETC/Channel 9 and Bud Greenspan’s Cappy Productions.
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A Time for Champions
In 1950, the U.S. beat England 1-0 to win a 1950 World Cup match. England had been expected to win the World Cup. It was one of the biggest upsets in sports history.
Five of the starting players on the U.S. team were from St. Louis. They had grown up playing soccer on the streets and fields of working-class Catholic neighborhoods, where a sense of pride fueled their passion for the game.
In 1959, St. Louis University took the first of ten NCAA championships and began a soccer dynasty that would inspire the popularity of the game across the country.
A Time for Champions tells this compelling story through archival footage, still photos and interviews with Yogi Berra, Bob Costas and St. Louis soccer players and coaches.
A Time for Champions is nationally underwritten by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Edward Jones and is funded in part by the tax credit program at the Missouri Film Commission, assisting filmmakers in Missouri since 1983. A Time for Champions is locally underwritten by Drury Hotels.
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