VIDEO: Philadelphia Union's Maurice Edu chasing 2014 US World Cup dream in "Mo" | SIDELINE
It's a World Cup year and the soccer documentaries are popping up all over the place.
There are ESPN's "Soccer Stories" and Fox's "Rise As One." And if you've missed any others recently, they're probably showing at the annual Kicking and Screening film festival in New York City next week.
Now you can add "Mo" to that list.
The video above is chapter one in a multiple-part documentary from Arch Rivals in association with American Soccer Now, that chronicles Philadelphia Union midfielder Maurice Edu and his quest to be part of the US World Cup team.
It's been a long road back for Edu, who last played for Jurgen Klinsmann's USMNT on March 26, 2013. But after a barren spell with English club Stoke City, his return to MLS with the Union has given him an opportunity to make one last run at the 23-man squad heading to Brazil.
"I've spent enough time being on the sideline. I'm just eager to get playing, to get going," says Edu at one point during the film. "Just gotta get back to having fun, enjoying this game. We're fortunate to play this game for a living, and it's also what we're passionate about."
On Wednesday night, he can take a big step to make his dream a reality when the USMNT takes on Mexico (11 pm ET, ESPN/UniMas) in its final run-out before the preliminary 30-man World Cup roster is due on May 12.