A follow-up to my previous post on Thursday, in 2013 espnW aired a documentary series entitled Nine for IX. This series features 10 films, each of which focuses on a different person, group, and/or event in the history of women’s professional sports. For a full listing of films go HERE. One film in particular focuses on the U.S Women’s National Soccer Team during the late 1990s, and how their struggles and successes had a huge impact on the visibility of women’s soccer in the United States of America and elsewhere.
This article in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/arts/television/espns-nine-for-ix-focuses-on-women-in-sports.html?_r=0 gives some more background into the Nine for IX series, which is a must see for anyone interested in learning about the complexities, triumphs, and challenges that women in sports often navigate at the professional level.