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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 : English : Temple University Press edView all editions and formats
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Traces the fragile history of soccer from its early capitulation to the gridiron on college campuses to the United States' impressive performance in the 2002 World Cup. The author chronicles soccer's enduring struggle alongside the country's more familiar pursuits and recounts the shifting attitudes toward the "foreign" game.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Wangerin
ISBN: 9781592138852 1592138853
OCLC Number: 884011566
Notes: Originally published: [United Kingdom] : WSC Books Ltd., 2006.
Includes index.
Description: 350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: A game of its own --
Tangled roots --
Strangers on a boat --
"We will become phenomenal" --
Moving the goalposts --
Shootout to the death --
A foot in the door --
Revenge of the commie pansies --
Clash and burn --
Momentary insanity --
Take me out to the soccer-specific facility.
Series Title: Sporting (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Responsibility: David Wangerin.

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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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