The Hallmark Spring Into Love movie A Winning Team is a sporting tale about the journey. Soccer is more than kicking a ball. It is about learning what you are made of. Most of all, it is reaching your goals.
A Winning Team stars Nadia Hatta (Away, Head Above Water), and Kristoffer Polaha (Buried In Barstow, Wonder Woman 1984).
Ronee Uyeshiro wrote the script with Jason Furukawa (A Magical Christmas Village, Murdoch Mysteries) directing.
What Is A Winning Team About?
Ready to learn more about Fall Into Love’s A Winning Team? According to the synopsis, Emily Chen (Hatta) is now an unemployed professional soccer player. Recently fired for “lack of sportsmanship,” she decides to return to her small town to figure out her next move. Emily is not sure what is next, or what she even wants.
Now, she needs her family. She goes to stay with her widowed brother and her niece Ava. Unfortunately, her bad luck continues. By accident, she injures Ava’s soccer coach, Ian Vermette (Polaha).
With a championship on the near horizon, the team is desperate for a coach. Therefore, Ava takes over. However, Emily and Ian clash in their coaching styles. Eventually, they begin to understand each other and begin to form a bond.
Surprisingly, Emily gets a professional soccer job from her old coach. Does she risk destroying this romance to go back and play? Or can the two find common ground on and off the field?
It’s Been A Long Time Since Kristoffer Polaha’s Last Non-Mystery Or Non-Christmas Movie
A Winning Season is Kristoffer Polaha’s first non-Christmas, non-mystery Hallmark Movie since 2018’s Pearl In Paradise with his Mystery 101 co-star, Jill Wagner.
Part of the reason is that the popular tv and movie star has been doing a lot of other projects, including Jurassic World: Dominion. Already, in 2023, he has filmed his 2023 Countdown To Christmas time-travel movie A Biltmore Christmas, along with Bethany Joy Lenz.
It is still early in the season, will Kris be starring in more 2023 Hallmark movies? We can hope!
When Can You Watch A Winning Team?
The premiere of A Winning Team is on Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on Hallmark. Don’t forget, you can watch Hallmark movie premieres on Peacock. This movie starring Kristoffer Polaha and Nadia Hatta is available to stream up to 72 hours after the premiere.
Is This The First Hallmark Soccer Movie?
Whether viewers call this sport “soccer,” or “football,” one question Hallmark fans may ask is whether this is the first time the feel-good network has ever made a soccer movie. While hockey is number one, the most recent being Taking A Shot At Love with Luke Macfarlane and Alexa PenaVega, the most recent sports-themed movie is Game, Set, Love starring Davida Williams and Richard Harmon.
Could this be the network’s first soccer-themed movie?
Romcom fans, can you name all of the sports-themed Hallmark movies?