American Soccer Dream [NOOK Book]

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An American Soccer Dream walks through the trials and tribulations of retooling the United States National Soccer Program. Using many resources -- previously untapped talent pools, an array of underutilized ethnic soccer clubs, the power of technology and one of the best sports marketers - two friends - one a foot soldier in the national soccer federation and another a technology professional with a love of the game - work tirelessly to implement their vision. An American Soccer Dream chronicles the team's ...
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American Soccer Dream

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Overview

An American Soccer Dream walks through the trials and tribulations of retooling the United States National Soccer Program. Using many resources -- previously untapped talent pools, an array of underutilized ethnic soccer clubs, the power of technology and one of the best sports marketers - two friends - one a foot soldier in the national soccer federation and another a technology professional with a love of the game - work tirelessly to implement their vision. An American Soccer Dream chronicles the team's exploits, traveling the streets of America and beyond, detailing efforts to raise an organization to new heights, and winding their way throughout North and Central America before the team's journey ultimately concludes at the World Cup Finals in Brazil in the June of 2014. But as the players and coaches travel this road together -- something even more special is sparked -- a spirit and kinship of family which brings together this set of diverse human beings

American Soccer Dream is a work of fiction, a novel about the U.S. Soccer Dream achieving great success on the world stage in 2014.

But it not simply fiction. The work is based on some core beliefs, beliefs which are not inconsistent with the new perspective of the recently appointed U.S. Manager Jurgen Klinsmann as expressed in his introductory news conference. The opinion that great talents can be found in ethnic and urban areas, that we need to look beyond traditional pipeline areas for talent, that player development need not only be from structured play, that the U.S. needs to develop a style where we possess the ball more and that we cultivate more technical abilty in our players, are all common themes of the novel. And now, thankfully, they also are some of the states new core values of the United States Soccer Program and Mr. Klinsmann.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013634664
  • Publisher: Kenneth Jones
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 622
  • Sales rank: 1,131,621
  • File size: 470 KB

Meet the Author

Ken works in the software industry and is a devotee of soccer, hockey and soccer. He is married to Mila Jones. Ken and Mila are blessed with a terrific son Matthew. The family resides in Central New Jersey.

Ken would love to hear from you, he can be reached at
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Amarican soccer dream

    I bet this is the best book ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2011

    Great book - you'll learn about soccer by reading this (and it's enjoyable)

    Very interesting tale of how the program can build towards the next World Cup -- with lots of nice human interest stories and twists and turns along the way. Like the fact players from all walks of life were woven into the tale.

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