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A Woman's Game
A Woman's Game (3 Formats) ›
By Suzanne Wrack
Cloth Price 28.00

Cloth, PDF, EPUB

ISBN 9781629379333

Published Aug 2022

<strong>A compelling and comprehensive history charting the rise, fall, and rise again of women#&39;s soccer</strong><br /><br />Women’s soccer is a game that has so often been relegated to the margins in a world fixated on gender differences above passion and talent. It is a game that could attract 50,000 fans to a stadium in the 1920s, was later banned by England#&39;s Football Association grounds for being &quot;unsuitable for females,&quot; and has emerged as a global force in the modern era with the US Women#&39;s National Team leading the charge.<br /><br /><em>A Woman’s Game</em> traces this arc of changing attitudes, increasing professionalism, and international growth. Veteran journalist Suzanne Wrack has crafted a thoroughly reported history which pushes back at centuries of boundaries while celebrating the many wonders that women#&39;s soccer has to offer.<br /><br />With the enormous success of the World Cup, 82 million US viewers for the USWNT against Netherlands in the 2019 World Cup Final, enlightened and outspoken players like Megan Rapinoe helping raise the profile of the game across the world, and a fully professional top-tier league going from strength to strength in both the US and the UK, the time cannot be better for this in-depth look at the beautiful game.
What Happened to the USMNT
What Happened to the USMNT (4 Formats) ›
By Steven G. Mandis, By Sarah Parsons Wolter
Cloth Price 28.00

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629378572

Published May 2021

An important read for those passionate about not only U.S. Soccer but fascinated by player development. This in-depth look uses unprecedented access and original data and analysis for the U.S. and other countries. Prior to the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team had won just four World Cup matches in 72 years. While the American women's team has made World Cup victories a regular expectation, the men failed to even qualify for the 2018 tournament.  In What Happened to the USMNT Columbia Business School adjunct professor and acclaimed author of The Real Madrid Way Steven Mandis turns his lens inward to examine what it will take for the U.S. men to achieve lasting success on the international stage. This meticulously researched, probing investigation challenges conventional wisdom and speaks to the importance of familiarity and authenticity to cultivate an organizational identity.   If the Italians have their cantenaccio, the Spanish their tiki-taka, the Dutch their "total football," and the Brazilians their ginga, Mandis argues that cultivating a unique "American way" of soccer (coined the "Spirit of 1776") is not only possible but absolutely essential. Finally, a source of reference that goes beyond recounting history without context or repeating opinions without facts or analysis.
SoccerGrlProbs Presents: The Ladyballer's Guide to Life
SoccerGrlProbs Presents: The Ladyballer's Guide to Life (4 Formats) ›
By SoccerGrlProbs, Foreword by Brandi Chastain
Cloth Price 19.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629377704

Published Aug 2020

Ladyballer (lay-DEE-bawl-er) (noun): A rare breed of awesome female athlete with an incredible passion for the game, a wardrobe consisting of tournament t-shirts, and an appetite fit for a hippopotamus. Featuring hilarious and heartfelt experiences, plus tips on training, nutrition, motivation, balancing soccer with a social life, and choosing the right college, this book is for the girls with bruises, turf burns, and weird tan lines who always find themselves saying, "I can't, I have soccer!"
G is for Golazo
G is for Golazo (2 Formats) ›
By James Littlejohn, By Matthew Shipley
Hardcover Picture Book Price 17.95

Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

ISBN 9781629376714

Published May 2019

<div>S is for soccer. F is for football, and f&uacute;tbol, and fu&szlig;ball&hellip; No matter what you call it, everyone loves the beautiful game! The creators of <em>B is for Baller</em> return with a vibrant, stylish parade of soccer legends. Featuring dozens of international superstars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Pel&eacute;, Diego Maradona, Marta, Mia Hamm, and Abby Wambach, <em>G is for Golazo</em> is the ultimate ABC book for budding soccer fans.</div>
100 Things Sounders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Sounders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Geoff Baker
Trade Paper Price 14.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629375670

Published May 2018

Even the most die-hard Seattle Sounders fans don't know everything about their beloved club. Whether you were around for the USL days or were drawn in more recently by the team's incredible 2016 comeback, these are the 100 things all fans need to know. Award-winning sportswriter Geoff Baker has collected every essential piece of Sounders knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.
Official Rules of Soccer
Official Rules of Soccer ›
Price 12.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781600787102

Published Jun 2012

<DIV><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>The international ruling body of soccer, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), determines the official rules that govern the way the game is played. This book is in accordance with those rules and is the essential resource for serious fans and players. Including information for American play as well as international games, it is an appropriate guide for a thorough introduction to soccer that helps deepen one’s understanding of the sport. Beyond the rules of the game, there are ample appendices that offer helpful diagrams and thorough explanations of standard game play, including the signals made by referees. This new edition provides added clarity by highlighting the latest changes to the regulations of the sport.</DIV>
Soccer Skills
Soccer Skills ›
By Triumph Books
Price 12.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781600786303

Published Dec 2011

Aimed at parents as well as their children, Soccer Skills: Way to Play is a step-by-step guide to the techniques the professionals use to enhance their skills, with expert advice on the tactics of the game and clear analysis of the rules. It contains hints, tips and training drills designed to hone individual skills as well as develop team play alongside practical advice for parents who want to help their children get the most out of the world's most popular game.
2010 Official Rules of Soccer
2010 Official Rules of Soccer ›
Edited by Triumph Books

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781600783944

Published Apr 2010

Approved by the International Football Association Board, this book is the essential guide to understanding the game of soccer. Including information for American play as well as international games, the book is appropriate for a thorough introduction or to deepen the understanding of the sport. Beyond the Laws of the Game, there are ample appendices that offer helpful diagrams and thorough explanations of standard game play, such as sections on “Signals by Referee and Assistant Referee,” and “The Technical Area and the Fourth Official,” as well as a set of diagrams specifically for understanding the rules surrounding offside. The book provides added clarity by highlighting the latest changes to the Laws, and diagrams are presented in both metric and US customary units measuring systems.
USA Soccer
USA Soccer (2 Formats) ›
By Don Gulbrandsen
Trade Paper Price 14.95

Trade Paper, PDF

ISBN 9781600783029

Published Mar 2010

Packed with dynamic photos, authoritative text, and the latest stats, this guide is the perfect introduction to the U.S. Men's National Team as they prepare for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Finding itself ranked among the planet's best as it seeks an unprecedented sixth straight appearance in the World Cup, the team is filled with an amazing collection of young talent, including players competing at the highest levels of European club soccer or starring in America's flourishing Major League Soccer.