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American soccer : history, culture, class

Author: Gregory G Reck; Bruce Dick
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This narrative U.S. soccer's history and present-day status addresses the issues of socioeconomics. This work analyzes the role of class in American soccer's failure to carve out a more prominent place in the sports landscape. A personal perspective based on the authors' experience coaching soccer at the informal level broadens the book's appeal"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reck, Gregory G., 1945-
American soccer
(DLC) 2014046591
(OCoLC)897510703
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory G Reck; Bruce Dick
ISBN: 9781476617565 1476617562
OCLC Number: 900193765
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; Section One: A Theoretical Perspective; 1. The Pyramid Upside Down; 2. Models of the Pyramid Right Side Up; Section Two: Retrospective of U.S. Soccer; 3. History of U.S. Soccer: Beginnings; 4. History of U.S. Soccer: The Golden Years; 5. History of U.S. Soccer: Lost Years, Renewed Hopes; 6. History of U.S. Soccer: The Cosmos Years; Section Three: From the Local to the National; 7. Soccer Beginnings: The World of Parks and Recreation; 8. Youth Development and Club Soccer. 9. Appalachian State University Soccer in the National Fabric: A Case Study10. From Boone to Siler City: Case Studies in Latino Soccer; 11. Professional and National Soccer in the United States Today; Conclusion; Afterword: 2014 World Cup; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Gregory G. Reck and Bruce Allen Dick.

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"This narrative U.S. soccer's history and present-day status addresses the issues of socioeconomics. This work analyzes the role of class in American soccer's failure to carve out a more prominent place in the sports landscape. A personal perspective based on the authors' experience coaching soccer at the informal level broadens the book's appeal"--

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