In the Goal with... Brianna Scurry

In the Goal with... Brianna Scurry

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by Matt Christopher
     
 

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On July 10, 1999, at the end of 90 minutes of regulation play plus two 15 minute overtime periods, Briana Scurry faced the greatest challenge of her soccer career. As goalkeeper for the U.S. Women's national team, she would be squaring off against China's best five penalty kickers in a shootout that would determine the winners of the 1999 Women's World Cup. The

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On July 10, 1999, at the end of 90 minutes of regulation play plus two 15 minute overtime periods, Briana Scurry faced the greatest challenge of her soccer career. As goalkeeper for the U.S. Women's national team, she would be squaring off against China's best five penalty kickers in a shootout that would determine the winners of the 1999 Women's World Cup. The pressure was enormous -- but Briana Scurry thrives on pressure, which is one reason she's been called the best goalkeeper in the world. Since 1994, she has proven again and again that when the heat's on, she'll stay cool. And that's just what she did that steamy July day ...

Editorial Reviews

Briana Scurry was the goalie of the women's soccer team in the 1999 World Cup. Reading sport star biographies such as this one is a great way to inspire and educate young fans. Kids can get first-hand insights into the hard work, perseverance, and basic enjoyment experienced by major sports figures. 2000, Little, Brown and Company, $4.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: A. Braga SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316093903
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
12/19/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,080,613
File size:
190 KB
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

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In the Goal with... Brianna Scurry 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS book rocks,
Rebecca Koppelman More than 1 year ago
Go soccccccccccer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just won a shootout for my team playing goalkeeper