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Soccer in a Football World: The Story of America's Forgotten Game

Soccer in a Football World: The Story of America's Forgotten Game

by David Wangerin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592138852
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Series: Sporting Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,288,091
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the US Edition     6
Carless Hands: Introduction     9
A Game of its Own: America's path to football isolation     15
Tangled Roots: The first American Soccer League     45
Strangers on a Boat: False dawns and hard landings for the national team     81
'We will become phenomenal': Ambition and folly in the Sixties     121
Moving the Goalposts: Pele and the Cosmos     151
Shootout to the Death: The collapse of the NASL     186
A Foot in the Door: Harsh lessons at Italia 90     217
Revenge of the Commie Pansies: The World Cup comes to America     244
Clash and Burn: MLS: back to square one     264
Momentary Insanity: In and out of love with the women's game     292
Take Me Out to the Soccer-specific Facility: The 2002 World Cup and beyond     315
Index     340

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