Directed by Delaware Valley native Jeffrey C. Bell, the film initially premiered at the Trocadero and Ritz East here in Philadelphia in June 2015. It also made stops at several international film festivals, including Brazil's Cinefoot, the Tokyo International Football Film Festival, and the Thinking Football Film Festival in Spain.

"We made the movie we wanted to make," Bell told the Delco Times last year.

Via the Sons of Ben doc's website:

"Major League Soccer debuted in 1996 and though Philadelphia is a top five market with storied sports franchises, it didn't get a team.
Ten years later it still didn't have a team, so a band of die-hard Philly soccer fans did something crazy: they formed a supporters club for a team that didn't exist. Naming their group after famous Philadelphian Benjamin Franklin, they called themselves the SONS OF BEN.
They had one goal – bring professional soccer to Philadelphia. Hoping to expand to 100 members by the end of the year, they soon had 1,500 drum-banging, song-singing followers. Together these Sons of Ben started a movement that brought into existence the Philadelphia Union, changing the Philadelphia soccer landscape forever and helping to revive a struggling community abandoned by government, business, and its neighbors."

In addition to Netflix, Sons of Ben is available to stream on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Google Play.