No USL? No Problem – Introducing #MonMovie

As most people know by now, the USL Championship (and by extension the Riverhounds season) has been delayed by a few weeks thanks to the coronavirus.  That got us thinking: there’s going to be a lot of people sitting around alone, feeling down, especially when 7pm on Saturday rolls around.  If only there was something we could do collectively that’s soccer related, even if we’re apart…

Well, we’re excited to announce #MonMovie Saturdays!  Here’s how it’ll work:

  • Each week we’ll pick a soccer related movie that’s available on popular streaming services
  • At 7pm (when the Hounds typically take the field), everyone watches the movie “together”, but from the comfort of their own home.
  • Fans can jump onto twitter and talk about the movie as you watch it using the hashtag #MonMovie.  It’ll be a fun way to talk about what you like, not like, or comment on any in-movie game action that we’ll all be experiencing together.  We’ll even invite fans from the team we were supposed to be playing to watch along and comment with us!
  • On Monday, in addition to player interviews and talking about other soccer happenings, we’ll share our thoughts on the movie and come up with a #MonMovie ranking to determine what the best soccer movie is of the series.

Our first movie, which we’ll watch on Saturday, March 14th is a recommendation from Piper’s Pub: The Van!  Here’s the link to watch the movie on Youtube, but don’t start watching until 7pm on Saturday!


We think this will be a fun way to stay in touch with all of the supporters and fans during the pandemic and keep our spirits high so we can launch out of this thing with our A-game and cheer on the Hounds to victory!

Next week’s movie is going to be the Green Street Hooligans and we may even do a pre-show that dives into the history of hooliganism and the inspiration behind the movie.

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Thanks everyone!

Mike Sparks

In addition to watching, coaching, and occasionally playing soccer, Mike also enjoys talking all things soccer over at the Mon Goals podcast. Go give the show a listen and let him know what you think