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Distant Corners: American Soccer s History of Missed Opportunities and Lost Causes (Hardback)

David Wangerin

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ISBN 10: 1439906300 / ISBN 13: 9781439906309
Edité par Temple University Press,U.S., United States, 2011
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In Distant Corners, his follow-up to Soccer in a Football World, David Wangerin details several of the people, places, and events that shaped American soccer history. Despite its struggle for popular acceptance, soccer in the United States has a rich history. Wangerin profiles Tom Cahill, the almost-forgotten father of American soccer, and writes passionately about the 1979 North American Soccer League season, the high-water mark of the game in the twentieth century. Wangerin shows how the American appetite for soccer has ebbed and grown over the years, chronicling the game at the college and professional levels and describing the city of St. Louis s unique historic attachment to the sport. Wangerin believes that the time is ripe for American fans to look into their own history and recognize the surprisingly deep connection their country has to soccer. N° de réf. du libraire FLT9781439906309

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Titre : Distant Corners: American Soccer s History ...

Éditeur : Temple University Press,U.S., United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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In Distant Corners, his follow-up to Soccer in a Football World, David Wangerin details several of the people, places, and events that shaped American soccer history. Despite its struggle for popular acceptance, soccer in the United States has a rich history. Wangerin profiles Tom Cahill, the almost-forgotten "father of American soccer," and writes passionately about the 1979 North American Soccer League season, the high-water mark of the game in the twentieth century. Wangerin shows how the American appetite for soccer has ebbed and grown over the years, chronicling the game at the college and professional levels and describing the city of St. Louis's unique historic attachment to the sport. Wangerin believes that the time is ripe for American fans to look into their own history and recognize the surprisingly deep connection their country has to soccer.

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"In this worthy successor to his Soccer in a Football World, Wangerin describes the vicissitudes of American soccer in seven chronologically and thematically linked chapters... Wangerin's research is solid (he looked at league documents, statistics, and so on), and the book is well written, has a good narrative line, and includes black-and-white photos. Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice, September 2011 "With Distant Corners, Wangerin has established himself as the preeminent scholar of the history of soccer in the United States. His primary research is extensive and his writing is clear." - ESPNsoccernet.com "Wangerin has a stoical but cheerful approach to US football history, and clearly enjoys unearthing people, games and anecdotes" - Ian Plenderleith, WSC.co.uk "[R]ichly researched...By allowing himself to provide in-depth analyses of significant individuals, teams and seasons, Wangerin retells the lost story of soccer in America in a way that allows leading figures to emerge from the shadows, perchance to move into the light as beacons for a future that will be enriched with a sense of legacy and a greater awareness of prior successes and failures. Distant Corners should appeal to those with an interest in soccer's challenge to American exceptionalism as well as those who seek a more full and accurate representation of the history of modern sport." Soccer and Society

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