The Story Behind ‘Under Pressure,’ Netflix’s USWNT Women’s World Cup Documentary

December 12, 2023

You may think you know how the U.S. women’s national team’s 2023 World Cup journey ended. One millimeter, a tense penalty kick shootout against Sweden and a heartbreaking Round of 16 exit. There’s more to the story, though, as the Netflix series, Under Pressure: The U.S. Women’s World Cup Team, uncovers.

The four-episode documentary follows the USWNT through its preparation for the World Cup, the tournament itself and its heart-wrenching aftermath. Zooming in on star forward Lynn Williams, along with veteran Alex Morgan, teenage phenom Alyssa Thompson, Gotham FC midfielder Kristie Mewis and national team newcomer Savannah DeMelo, Under Pressure provides an intimate look at the mounting stakes of the USWNT. SI