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Soccer in a football world : the story of America's forgotten game

Author: David Wangerin
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2008.
Series: Sporting (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Wangerin's humorous and thorough book tells the story of American soccer's long struggle from the brief promise of the 1920's, through the euphoric highs and extravagant follies of the North  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Wangerin
ISBN: 9781592138852 1592138853
OCLC Number: 191758361
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: A game of its own : America's path to football isolation --
Tangled roots : the first American soccer league --
Strangers on a boat : false dawns and hard landings for the national team --
"We will become phenomenal' : ambition and folly in the sixties --
Moving the goalposts : Pelé and the Cosmos --
Shootout to the death : the collapse of the NASL --
A foot in the door : harsh lessons at Italia 90 --
Revenge of the commie pansies : the World Cup comes to America --
Clash and burn : MLS: back to square one --
Momentary insanity : in and out of love with the women's game --
Take me out to the soccer-specific facility : the 2002 World Cup and beyond.
Series Title: Sporting (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Responsibility: David Wangerin.
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"Wangerin has written a readable history of US soccer from the late 19th century to the present... [T]his updated US edition makes a valuable contribution to the literature on what is still regarded Read more...

 
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