Soccertown, USA, aka Kearny, NJ – Killing Horse Records‘ hometown, and the title of the new documentary from Tom McCabe premieres tonight at the Scandinavia House in NYC. Soccertown, USA tells the wild story of three Kearny kids, Tony Meola, John Harkes, & Tab Ramos, who all wound up playing for the USA National Team in the 1990 and 1994 World Cups.
Before they played in the World Cup together, Tab Ramos, John Harkes, and Tony Meola were three kids from the same place: Kearny, New Jersey. A small working-class town, Kearny had a passion for a game that, back then, their country didn’t share. It had a vibrant street-soccer scene, a strong youth club, a championship culture at the high school, and a history of soccer dreams. Together, Tab, John, and Tony grew up to form the backbone of the U.S. National Team that willed its way to famous victories and earned the world’s respect in both the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, laying the foundation for soccer’s explosion in American and inspiring future generations to play the game.
The film’s soundtrack also features a track from our own TV Sound – “Turnaround” off their debut LP, Record Jacket Life. Check out “Turnaround” below, and all the details regarding the Soccertown, USA premiere here.