Matador chronicles the unlikely rise of Tony "Matador" Bravo (Gabriel Luna), a popular soccer star who comes to be known as much for his playboy antics off the field as his dynamic moves on it. But what his fans and family don't realize is that it's all a cover—in truth, he is a skilled covert operative executing missions for a little-known branch of the CIA. “Matador” has the kind of fame and notoriety that affords him access to powerful circles of corruption and villainy. But, in balancing the dueling roles in which he's been cast, he will be forced to confront the question of his true identity… and it is this mission which will prove to be his most dangerous.
Tony Bravo, a DEA agent from Boyle Heights, is recruited by a little-known branch of the CIA for a top-secret mission: investigate the LA Riot—one of the greatest soccer teams in the world—by going undercover as one of their players. Tony will need the espionage skills to impress his handlers and some fast footwork to make the team, or The Beautiful Game could end in sudden death. Is Tony in for the win?
The codes stolen from Gideon Khan’s tablet allow the team to track a hired assassin known as “The Apothecary” via Andrès Galan's satellite network. Tony must find a way to protect the target, while juggling his new teammates, his family, and most of all: the truth.
After gaining new intel regarding Margot, Tony accompanies her to an auction where she’s set to go head-to-head with Galan in a bidding war, allowing him and Galan to reach a new level of understanding. Meanwhile, persistent reporter Reyna Flores is one step closer to unraveling the mystery that is Tony Bravo.
A recurring dream from Tony’s past coincides with his debut on the LA Riot, which is quickly compromised when he needs to rescue Galan’s troublemaking daughter, Senna, from harm. As Tony races against time, both on the field and off, Annie and Noah realize something about Galan that could be a game changer.
Whisked away on Galan’s private jet, Tony, Holester, and Caesar touchdown in Nicaragua, a world run by a drug cartel leader known as “The Worm,” where the stakes are high and the death rate is higher. Aided by an old DEA friend, Tony finds himself in a brutal futsal game where the prize is more than just walking away with your life.
Tony’s focus is shifted from soccer back to the mission when Galan entrusts him to deliver a package. But where Tony goes, Reyna follows. Elsewhere, the link between the auction and Nicaragua becomes clear when the CIA rescues an anthropology professor with insight into pre-Olmec civilizations.
Guess who’s coming to Cristina’s quinceañera? Andrés Galan, meet the Sandovals. The same can’t be said for Tony, who is forced to bail and put the mission over his family when a member of the team gets taken by Samuel. Not even a Riot tie can soften the fallout from this joyous occasion.
The data seized from the mysterious medi-spa sends Tony and Annie on a manhunt to find the parties responsible for a devastating turn of events. While Galan becomes privy to the larger plan, Samuel dives deeper into Tony’s backstory, which leads him to the “wurst” kind of informant.
Is there anything worse than horrible in-flight service? Just ask the passengers who landed in San Francisco. Samuel’s uncovering of Tony’s past leaves Matador and Galan at odds. Meanwhile, the CIA learns of Dr. Lucien Sayer’s secret to extending life.
The elephant in the room between Tony and Galan is a body in the trunk. Luckily for our Matador, the common ground reached is accompanied by answers. With no other options, the CIA finds a way to reach out to Sayer in hopes of pre- empting the next phase of his deadly plan.
Galan is tasked with escorting a personal package to Sayer during a rematch between the LA Riot and the Austin Terror. The plan may have fatal consequences for one when Reyna Flores enters the mix, forcing Tony to make a call that will send him down a dangerous path.
Tony ends up behind enemy lines and the locals must help uncover Sayer's plan. Meanwhile, Annie attempts to find Tony, and Galan deals with the consequences of his confrontation with Reyna Flores
Sayer's endgame is revealed and Tony's relationships change forever.