The Masterful, Definitive History of Argentinian Soccer Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Alfredo Di Stefano: in every generation Argentina has uncovered a uniquely brilliant soccer talent. Perhaps it's because the country lives and breathes the game, its theories, and its myths. Argentina's rich, volat..
This is a book of ideas for parents and ambitious youth soccer players that have a deep desire to progress through the ranks at a 'faster-than-usual' rate, stacking the deck in their favor to jump levels in game, make the team of their choice, and maximize their gifts and abilities. It is a resource..
This commemorative book provides a visual look at an unforgettable Major League Baseball season. Through unique words and images, this book takes readers from the opening games in April through the 2017 MLB season and playoffs. Including full color photographs and profiles of star players and the ma..
This new edition of C. L. R. James's classic Beyond a Boundary celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of one of the greatest books on sport and culture ever written.Named one of the Top 50 Sports Books of All Time by Sports Illustrated``Beyond a Boundary . . . should find its place on the team with Iza..
Finally here in paperbck, Brilliant Orange reaches out to the reader from an unexpected place and never lets go. NUME CARTE: Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer, PaperbackISBN: 1590200551PRET EDITURA: 65.99AUTOR(i): David WinnerEDITURA: Overlook PressCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI:..
This guide to coaching female athletes of all ages shows how to build a team and provides invaluable advice on the differences between coaching males and females. The authors include exercises that foster teamwork and develop essential skills. They also answer parents' most common questions, such as..
More than a century ago, the Philadelphia Athletics enjoyed a glorious five-season run under legendary manager Connie Mack, winning three World Series and four pennants from 1910 through 1914. A's stars such as Hall of Famers Eddie Plank, Eddie Collins, Albert ``Chief`` Bender and Frank ``Home Run..
Fear and Loathing in La Liga is the definitive history of the greatest rivalry in world sport: FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. It's Messi vs. Ronaldo, Guardiola vs. Mourinho, the nation against the state, freedom fighters vs. Franco's fascists, plus majestic goals and mesmerizing skills. It's the best..
Love them or hate them, what the New England Patriots have been able to do over the past fifteen years is nothing short of remarkable. In addition to their four Super Bowl championships, the Patriots have the best coach in the league, a smart and savvy front office, and a future Hall of Fame quarter..
This book provides 117 drills for teaching soccer skills through fun, easy to use games. The drills are designed to teach the fundamentals of soccer in an enjoyable, positive manner that keeps children focused, engaged, and entertained. Your team will get a great workout, maximum touches on the ball..
-Lively and fascinating. Nadel shows beautifully how soccer and politics have long been deeply intertwined, serving both to further state agendas and open up space for protest and contestation.---Laurent Dubois, author of Soccer Empire -In much of NUME CARTE: Futbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin Am..
Over the past few years, a new trend has become ever more prominent in the soccer world: passing often and fast, and including all players in the game. Combining this with their own personal style, we have seen teams reach new heights of success from FC Barcelona to Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmu..
-An eccentric, fascinating expose of a world most of us know nothing about.- --The New York Times Book Review -An insightful, entertaining, brainiac sports road trip.- --The Wall Street Journal -Foer's skills as a narrator are enviable. His characterizations... are comparable to those in Norman Mail..
"For Americans new to European soccer, terms like 'false striker, ' 'double accordion' or 'moving trios' need Mr. Gullit's expert explications." --Wall Street Journal An opinionated masterclass in the art and science of "reading" a match from one of professional soccer's most respected and beloved i..
An outstanding work ... the soccer] book of the decade. --Sunday Business Post Inverting the Pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe. Through Jonath..
From the winningest soccer coach ever, best known for 27 triumphant years with Manchester United, comes the book that decodes the key tools he used to deliver sustained success on and off the field. After an astonishing career-first in Scotland, and then over 27 years with Manchester United Footbal..
Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer of our time: a magician with uncanny ability to beat defenders, find space and score goals. 2016 saw him win the Ballon d'Or for a record fifth time, further emphasizing his status as the greatest footballer in the world today, and possibly ever. Messi is Luca..
Praise for Luca Caioli's Messi "Very thorough, with author Luca Caioli racking up the air miles in pursuit of those who've seen Messi grow."SportThree supremely skillful individualsLionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar da Silva Santos Juniorhave each risen from humble beginnings to rank amongs..
Known nationally for winning a Super Bowl and receiving Coach of the Year honours while leading the Green Bay Packers, the Mike McCarthy story begins decades earlier in Pittsburgh, a city famed for its football prodigies. Born in 1962 and raised in the Steel City Mike followed closely the great Stee..
For more than half a century, the Minnesota Vikings have treated local pro football fans to the gamut of human emotion, filling them with pride with their regular-season consistency and heartache with their playoff flops. Through it all, from Tarkenton and the Purple-People Eaters to Cris Carter, Ra..
Modern soccer is big business. From the ill-received takeover of Manchester United by the Glazer family to Paris Saint Germain's current shopping spree for the best footballers on the planet, soccer finance has become an increasingly important part of the game. Barely a summer goes by now without a ..
The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world's w..
In researching the first book to cover the complete history of Liverpool FC using a linear narrative, the author was given access to the club's original minute booksJohn Williams explores the origins and divisive politics ofsoccer in the city of Liverpool and profiles the key men behind the emergenc..
The Ohio State Buckeyes have been a powerhouse in college football for decades, with numerous national championships and NFL draftees to their credit. With such a successful history, it's no wonder that the passion for Ohio State football has reached a level of devotion that has religious overtones...
When France both hosted and won the World Cup in 1998, the face of its star player, Zinedine Zidane, the son of Algerian immigrants, was projected onto the Arc de Triomphe. During the 2006 World Cup finals, Zidane stunned the country by ending his spectacular career with an assault on an Italian pla..
Master all the fundamentals that matter on the pitch with Soccer Skills & Drills. This comprehensive instructional guide for players and coaches alike teaches the techniques necessary for success as well as games and drills to hone your skills to perfection.Learn to dribble, receive, pass, shoot, he..
Coach Latham has put one in the back of the net with a book that players, parents, and coaches will find useful. I recommend it for all soccer lovers.-Sam Snow, Director of Coaching, US Youth SoccerThe only soccer book for players ages 11 to 15 combining expert advice with essential soccer technique..
With top players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar, soccer is the most popular sport around the globe From Brazil and England to Italy and Australia, the world is crazy for the game they call football. Now you can learn more about the brightest international stars through entertainin..
Soccer is the most mathematical of sports--riddled with numbers, patterns, and shapes. How to make sense of them? The answer lies in mathematical modeling, a science with applications in a host of biological systems. Soccermatics brings the two together in a fascinating, mind-bending synthesis.What'..
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Named one of the "Best Books of the Year" by Guardian, Slate, Financial Times, Independent (UK), and Bloomberg News Soccernomics pioneers a new way of looking at soccer through meticulous, empirical analysis and incisive, witty commentary. The San Francisco Chronicle describ..
With incredible skill, passion, and insight, Pulitzer Prize-winningauthor David Halberstam returns us to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a bat.The year was 1949, and a war-weary nation turned from the battlefields to the ball fields in search ..
The definitive book about soccer, from the author of The Games: A Global History of the Olympics. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of soccer are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. ..
The Chicago Bulls, one of the NBA's most storied and valuable franchises, have been building their highly decorated legacy for five decades. To this day, the Bulls are one of the most popular teams the world over. Six championships and the eternal legacy of Michael Jordan--perhaps the greatest playe..
The Complete Book of Soccer captures all of the exciting action, color and passion of the world's most popular sport, comprehensively telling the story of the game and its greatest exponents. It is packed with information about clubs and players around the world, statistics galore, and hundreds of ..
In 2015, FIFA-the multibillion dollar governing body of the world's most-loved sport-was brought down by allegations of industrial-scale bribes, kickbacks, money laundering, racketeering and tax evasion. Beginning with early morning raids in Zurich and the indictment of twenty-seven executives by th..
This is soccer comic-ery, but not as you know it. Welcome to the comically brilliant and politically engaging work of illustrator David Squires, artist extraordinaire. Soccer and comics. Once a hearty Saturday combination to match cartoons and cereal, in recent years they've drifted apart.Thankfully..
Tim Hollis hits a hole in one in this beautiful and entertaining look at America s miniature golf courses. Brian Rucker, author of Treasures of the Panhandle I can t wait to add this fun little book to my collection. Hollis makes the world of miniature golf come to life with unique vintage postcard..
Moneyball meets Freakonomics in this myth-busting guide to understanding and winning the most popular sport on the planet - now with a new afterword on the 2014 World Cup Innovation is coming to soccer, and at the center of it all are the numbers a way of thinking about the game that ignores the ob..
The Soccer Book illustrates every aspect of the sport in great detail, from the history of the game to how it's played -- the rules, field of play, players, officials, clothing, and equipment. Eye-catching artwork and jargon-free text clearly explain every aspect of the game, such as the correct set..
In 1988, FIFA decreed that the 1994 World Cup would be played in the United States - with the condition that the U.S. would start a new professional league. The North American Soccer League had failed just four years prior, and the prospects of launching a new league for Americans, who didn't share ..
Winners of 8 national championships, the Indiana University Hoosiers are to men's college soccer what University of North Carolina is to college basketball or University of Notre Dame is to college football.To Chase A Dream is the true story of one kids near-impossible desire to play soccer at the n..
" Coach Dorrance] knows what it takes to win, and that is very rare. He makes another kind of investment in his players beyond just training: he cares about them as people. He knows what motivates certain types of players and ties it all in to team chemistry and camaraderie." -Mia Hamm, retired Amer..
"I know in my heart that soccer was good to me, and great to the world....I saw, time and again, how the sport improved countless millions of lives, both on and off the field. For me, at least, that's why soccer matters." The world's most popular sport goes by many names--soccer, football, the beau..
The 2006 World Cup final between Italy and France was a down-and-dirty game, marred by French superstar Zidane's head-butting of Italian defender Materazzi. But viewers were also exposed to the poetry, force, and excellence of the Italian game; as operatic as Verdi and as cunning as Machiavelli, it ..
An updated edition of the global bestseller Already the world's most popular sport, soccer's profile has never been higher--and the eighth edition of this popular book is a must-have for every fan. Fully revised, with exciting new features and photography, World Soccer Records 2017 offers the lates..