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The soccer diaries : an American's thirty-year pursuit of the international game

Author: Michael J Agovino
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
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"Although soccer had long been the world's game when Michael J. Agovino first encountered it in 1982, here it was just a poor cousin to American football, to be found on obscure UHF channels and in foreign magazines. But as Agovino himself passionately pursued soccer, Americans got wise and turned it into one of the most popular sports in the country. Agovino's love affair with soccer is a portrait of the game's  Read more...
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Agovino, Michael J.
Soccer diaries
(DLC) 2013045092
(OCoLC)861955712
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Agovino
ISBN: 9780803255654 0803255659 130657921X 9781306579216 9780803255661 0803255667
OCLC Number: 877868634
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPrologue: August 7, 1982Part I: The Dark Ages, 1982-1993Part II: Renaissance, 1994-2003Part III: The Enlightenment, 2004-2012Epilogue: August 8, 2012
Responsibility: Michael J Agovino.

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