The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story

The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story

by Clemente A. Lisi

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589797116
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/16/2013
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 670,983
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Clemente A. Lisi is a reporter for The New York Post. He is the author of A History of the World Cup: 1930-2006 (Scarecrow, 2007).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Danielle Fotopoulos
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Top of the World
Chapter 2: Norwegian Heartbreak
Chapter 3: The Golden Girls
Chapter 4: Party Like It’s 1999
Chapter 5: Feeling Down Under
Chapter 6: Revenge
Chapter 7: New World Order
Chapter 8: Going Solo
Chapter 9: Top of the World Again
Chapter 10: Golden Again
Appendix A: U.S. Women’s National Team Year-by-Year All-Time Results, 1985–2012
Appendix B: U.S. Women’s National Team All-Time Team Leaders, 1985–2012
Index
About the Author

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U. S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Denise5678 More than 1 year ago
I began following the U.S. Women's Soccer Team in 2008, shortly before they would go to the Beijing Olympics and win Gold. From that point on, I became a die-hard fan of the team and its players. I had only heard of the team's previous successes, and in the hopes of learning more, I got this book. As soon as I started reading it, I was hooked. The author gives the reader an inside look at the team through all of its glory, and even its most difficult and heart-breaking moments. This book takes you on a journey with the US Women's Soccer Team, from the program's inception in 1985, through to its 2008 Olympics triumph. But its not all just cold hard facts. Clemente A. Lisi takes you through all of the issues the team has had to deal with throughout its history. At the end of the book, you feel like you have experienced the entire journey of the team; felt its happiness, and its heartbreak. Not only does the author give you a look at the team as a whole, but he also gives tons of information on players and coaches, often times incorporating quotes from many of them, giving the book a personal feel to it. Instead of it being a boring, plain, and strictly factual book recounting the teams history, its told as a story, giving you an inside look at the team, while chronicling its successes and hardships. As an added bonus, there is an entire back section chock full of facts, listing every game the USA has played accompanied by the scores, along with the Team's All-Time leaders in categories ranging from Goals to CAPS. I highly recommend this book to any die-hard fan of the U.S Women's Soccer Team. And even if you aren't a fan, I guarantee that you will become one after you read about this inspirational team who achieved success through a history of ups and downs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and loved it. Yes, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Hope Solo are in it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HOPE Solo will make a save
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Is alex mirgan in this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is there anything about abby wambach?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hope Solo!!!!!!!
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