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The United States men's national soccer team has a rich history dating back to the early twentieth century. The team, along with the sport, toiled in obscurity for decades but found its breakthrough moment in 1989 when the United States qualified for its first World Cup in 40 years. Since then the team has been on an upswing, putting together many gritty performances and sThe United States men's national soccer team has a rich history dating back to the early twentieth century. The team, along with the sport, toiled in obscurity for decades but found its breakthrough moment in 1989 when the United States qualified for its first World Cup in 40 years. Since then the team has been on an upswing, putting together many gritty performances and shocking upsets.In A History of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team, Clemente A. Lisi recounts the team's significant achievements and history-making moments, including its decisive 1991 Gold Cup victory, quarterfinal appearance at the 2002 World Cup, and memorable performance at the 2009 Confederations Cup. Beginning with the formation of the national team in the early twentieth century and continuing up through the 2016 Copa America Centenario, each chapter includes game descriptions, fascinating background stories, and profiles of notable players from the era. A History of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team features vintage photographs and exclusive player interviews that bring the struggles and triumphs of the national team to life. Including little-known stories from the team's early years and details from its recent past, this book will entertain and inform soccer fans of all generations....

Title : A History of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team
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ISBN : 9781442277588
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 587 Pages
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A History of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team Reviews

  • Dave Wheeler
    2019-03-20 22:20

    I really wanted to enjoy this look at the history of the US Men's national soccer team, however it was not meant to be. This book is badly produced propaganda for US Soccer, it tries to convince the reader that the men's team has been a national force and a good soccer team while the content of the book actively refutes that at every point. This is not me projecting, the thesis in the opening paragraphs of the book is that the men's national team has done more than any other team, regardless of sport, to galvanize the populace. Which is completely wrong. Not only that, but many many times within the history itself, the author makes a statement about how the team accomplished a feat but no one in the us read about it or cared. Even the recent history of the men's team is a tale full of misery and defeat. One last note that really bothered me, the author does a good job of describing tournaments and matches and what they mean in the context of the time, but he states the outcome first before describing the match which makes reading about it not as exciting. Why do that?