The series appears on MLSsoccer.com and select partner sites.
Episode 1 | Phenom (WATCH)
Episode 2 | Leader
Episode 3 | Icon
Episode 4 | Record Breaker
Episode 5 | Human
Episode 6 | Champion
The stories are told by people with firsthand knowledge of Donovan’s rise to greatness, including: Bruce Arena, Tim Cahill, Todd Dunivant, John Ellinger, Julie Foudy, Chris Klein, David Moyes, Richard Motzkin, Paul Pabst, Rob Stone, Taylor Twellman, Grant Wahl and others.
Copper Pot Pictures previously produced documentaries, “We Must Go,” about Bob Bradley as Egypt’s national team coach, and “Kei,” about Sierra Leone and Columbus Crew forward Kei Kamara.
Donovan announced Aug. 7 that this year would be his last as a professional soccer player, and he made his final U.S. Men’s National Team appearance Oct. 10. Among his many MLS records, Donovan is the all-time leader in regular season goals (144), regular season assists (136), playoff goals (22), playoff assists (12), game-winning goals (41), game-winning assists (41), and he is tied with Jeff Agoos and Brian Mullan for the most MLS Cup titles (5) won by a single player.
ABOUT COPPER POT PICTURES
Copper Pot Pictures is a New York-based film company run by Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker. Their first feature, BROWNSTONES TO RED DIRT, was completed in 2009. Copper Pot followed up BROWNSTONES with KEI, a short documentary that followed Major League Soccer star and war refugee Kei Kamara as he returned home to Sierra Leone to play in a critical match for his national team. 2014 saw the worldwide release of WE MUST GO, a feature documentary chronicling the journey of the Egyptian National Soccer team and American coach Bob Bradley as they fight to reach the FIFA World Cup. I AM BIG BIRD, Copper Pot’s documentary about the puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969, can currently be seen on the festival circuit with a theatrical release scheduled for early 2015.