Kicking + Screening Media Group will screen the short documentary Messi & Me, directed by Renny Maslow, on Saturday, January 12, at the United Soccer Coaches annual convention in Chicago.
The screening is presented in partnership with Tim Lenahan, head coach of men’s soccer at Northwestern University.
Messi & Me tells the story of Matt Eliason, a former college standout at Northwestern, who burst onto the world stage when he scored this amazing bicycle kick goal while playing in an exhibition with superstar Lionel Messi:
From there, Eliason decided to pursue his dream of playing professional soccer. His journey took him to Iceland, where he learned what the pro life was like and had the experience of a lifetime.
Messi & Me had its world premiere at the 2018 K+S Soccer Film Festival in New York.