Finding the Game: Three Years, Twenty-five Countries, and the Search for Pickup Soccer

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St. Martin's Press #ad - At twenty, the women's professional soccer league folded, she graduated, and her career was over. In finding the game, oxenham, along with her boyfriend and two friends, chases the part of the game that outlasts a career. Across two dozen countries―from back alleys to remote beaches to the roofs of skyscrapers―an eye-opening journey into the heart of soccerEvery country has a different term for it: In the United States it's "pickup.

In trinidad it's "taking a sweat. In brazil it's "pelada" literally "naked". They bribe their way into a bolivian prison, bet shillings on a game with moonshine brewers in Kenya, play with women in hijab on a court in Tehran―and discover what the world looks like when you wander down side streets, holding on to a ball.

Finding the Game: Three Years, Twenty-five Countries, and the Search for Pickup Soccer #ad - An entertaining, this book is proof that on the field and in life, heartfelt look at the soul of a sport and a thrilling travel narrative, some things need no translation. It's the other side of soccer, those spontaneous matches played away from the bright lights and manicured fields―the game for anyone, anywhere.

At sixteen, gwendolyn oxenham was the youngest Division I athlete in NCAA history, a starter and leading goal-scorer for Duke.

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Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer

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Icon Books #ad - Oxenham takes us to voronezh, and to a refugee camp in denmark, where players battle more than just snowy pitches in pursuing their dream of playing pro, now a Danish international star, where Nadia Nadim, Russia, honed her skills after her family fled from the Taliban. The team hitchhiked to practice, shared their field with a horse and wore hand-me- downs from the men's team.

If this was brazil, who trains in an underground men's league in new york city; to english national fara Williams, following players across the globe, the mecca of futebol, from Portland Thorns star Allie Long, what did the women's game look like in other countries? Under the Lights and in the Dark takes us inside the world of women’s soccer, who hid her homelessness from her teammates while playing for the English national team.

Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer #ad - In 2004, journalist and award-winning documentary maker Gwendolyn Oxenham played futebol feminino for Santos FC, Brazil. Whether you're a newcomer to the sport or a die-hard fan, struggles and hardship, above all, this is an inspiring book about stars’ beginnings and adventures, and, the time-honored romance of the game.

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Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer

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Icon Books #ad - Award-winning filmmaker and journalist Gwendolyn Oxenham tells the stories of the phenoms, underdogs, and nobodies – players willing to follow the game wherever it takes them. Oxenham takes us to voronezh, russia, now a danish international star, where Nadia Nadim, where players battle more than just snowy pitches in pursuing their dream of playing pro, and to a refugee camp in Denmark, honed her skills after her family fled from the Taliban.

Under the lights and in the dark takes us inside the world of women’s soccer, who trains in an underground men’s league in New York City; to English national Fara Williams, following players across the globe, from Portland Thorns star Allie Long, who hid her homelessness from her teammates while playing for the English national team.

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National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Soccer, and helped to redefine the place of women in sports. Professional leagues, including the burgeoning National Women’s Soccer League, an essential part of the women’s game. Women’s national soccer team has won three world Cups and four Olympic gold medals, drawn massive crowds, set record TV ratings, earned huge revenues for FIFA and U.

S. Through nearly 100 exclusive interviews with players, and sunil gulati, heather o’Reilly, and team officials, Tom Sermanni, Julie Foudy, coaches, Brandi Chastain, Hope Solo, Pia Sundhage, Carli Lloyd, including Alex Morgan, Murray takes readers inside the locker rooms and board rooms in engrossing detail.

A story of endurance and determination,  The National Team is a complete portrait of this beloved and important team. But despite their dominance, and their rosters of superstar players, poor playing conditions, they’ve endured striking inequality: low pay, and limited opportunities to play in professional leagues.

National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer #ad - The national team, tells the history of the uswnt in full, from their formation in the 1980s to the run-up to the 2019 World Cup, from leading soccer journalist Caitlin Murray, chronicling both their athletic triumphs and less visible challenges off the pitch. Murray also recounts the rise and fall of U.

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When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World

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Mariner Books #ad - A new york times bestseller   “if you are a real soccer player—then this is the book for you to read. In 2003 she was struggling, her soccer career at a crossroads. Women’s national soccer team won its first FIFA championship in sixteen years, culminating in an epic final game that electrified soccer fans around the world.

Inspiring and uplifting. Then she found a trusted trainer, skill, who saw in Carli a player with raw talent, James Galanis, and a great dedication to the game. It featured a gutsy, who made history that day, brilliant performance by team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd, scoring a hat trick during the first sixteen minutes.

When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World #ad - But there was a time when Carli almost quit the sport. Goalnation in 2015, the U. S. Together they set to work, training day and night, fighting, grinding it out. Despite all the naysayers, the times she was benched, the moments when her self-confidence took a nosedive, she succeeded in becoming one of the best players in the world.

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Soccernomics 2018 World Cup Edition: Why England Loses; Why Germany, Spain, and France Win; and Why One Day Japan, Iraq, and the United States Will Become Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport

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Bold Type Books #ad - It all adds up to a revolutionary new approach that has helped change the way the game is played. This world cup edition features ample new material, including fresh insights into FIFA's corruption, the surge in domestic violence during World Cups, and Western Europe's unprecedented dominance of global soccer.

Soccernomics 2018 World Cup Edition: Why England Loses; Why Germany, Spain, and France Win; and Why One Day Japan, Iraq, and the United States Will Become Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport #ad - . The 2018 world cup edition of the international bestseller and "the most intelligent book ever written about soccer" San Francisco Chronicle is updated throughout and features new chapters on the FIFA scandal, why Iceland wins, and women's soccer. Named one of the best books of the year by the guardian, and bloomberg newswritten with an economist's brain and a soccer writer's skill, Slate, Independent UK, Financial Times, Soccernomics applies high-powered analytical tools to everyday soccer topics, looking at data and revealing counterintuitive truths about the world's most beloved game.

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Chase Your Dreams: How Soccer Taught Me Strength, Perseverance, and Leadership

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Harvest House Publishers #ad - They will gain a trusted mentor in Julie, who encourages them through personal examples to be winners in life. Children will discover the value of sacrifice, hard work, and having a good attitude. Go for the goal!   world cup–winning soccer player Julie Ertz inspires kids to lead a life of faith and virtue as she shares her own stories and the lessons she has learned in childhood and now in her illustrious playing career.

Chase Your Dreams: How Soccer Taught Me Strength, Perseverance, and Leadership #ad - Each chapter focuses on a character trait essential to success on and off the playing field.  . Packed with engaging photos and filled with timely wisdom and biblical truth for tweens, this book will help boys and girls chase their dreams with passion and purpose.

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Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics

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Bold Type Books #ad - Through jonathan wilson's brilliant historical detective work we learn how the South Americans shrugged off the British colonial order to add their own finesse to the game; how the Europeans harnessed individual technique and built it into a team structure; how the game once featured five forwards up front, while now a lone striker is not uncommon.

Inverting the pyramid provides a definitive understanding of the tactical genius of modern-day Barcelona, for the first time showing how their style of play developed from Dutch "Total Football, " which itself was an evolution of the Scottish passing game invented by Queens Park in the 1870s and taken on by Tottenham Hotspur in the 1930s.

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WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game

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Celadon Books #ad - We are the wolves, our pack, fighting for a better tomorrow for ourselves, and all the future wolves who will come after us. She helped transform a group of individual women into one of the most successful, powerful and united Wolfpacks of all time. In wolfpack, abby’s message to women is:We have never been Little Red Riding Hood.

Based on her inspiring, new york times bestselling author, two-time olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach delivers her empowering rally cry for women to unleash their individual power, unite with their pack, viral 2018 commencement speech to Barnard College’s graduates in New York City, and emerge victorious together.

WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game #ad - Abby wambach became a champion because of her incredible talent as a soccer player. Lead from the bench: Lead from wherever you are. Champion each other: Claim each woman’s victory as your own. She became an icon because of her remarkable wisdom as a leader. Demand the effing ball: Don’t ask permission: take what you’ve earned.

In abby’s vision, we are not Little Red Riding Hoods, staying on the path because we’re told to. We are the Wolves. We must wander off the path and blaze a new one: together. She insists that women must let go of old rules of leadership that neither include or serve them.

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The Making of the Women's World Cup: Defining Stories from a Sport's Coming of Age

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Robinson #ad - The book covers topics such as michelle akers, playing through the pain; the early years, including the 1996 olympics; the us team's world cup triumph on home soil in 1999; Germany's dominant years between 2003 and 2007; superstar Marta; Kelly Smith and the Golden Boot that changed the game in England in 2007; how Japan's team brought the first smiles to that country since the devastating tsunami; the beginnings of Australia's golden generation; the 122nd-minute USA-Brazil quarter-final equalizer; and the Laura Bassett own goal that broke English hearts and brought them together at the same time.

The fifa women's world cup in france kicks off on 7th June 2019 in Paris and will conclude one month later in Lyon. This will be the eighth women's World Cup, with the first tournament having taken place in 1991. Women's football is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, with over 30 million girls and women playing the game.

The Making of the Women's World Cup: Defining Stories from a Sport's Coming of Age #ad - . Kieran theivam and jeff kassouf detail the most incredible tales from previous Women's World Cups to create a wonderful composite view of the women's game. Three million people watched england defeat france at the european Championships in 2017 on TV and in the United States over 25 million people tuned in for the 2015 World Cup Final victory - the most-watched football match in US history.

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FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019: The Official Book

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Triumph Books #ad - FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019: The Official Book #ad - Written by former professional player jen o'neill, features include a review of the qualifying campaign, an in-depth analysis of all the participating teams and their star players, a retrospective look at the first seven Women's World Cups, and much more. From june 7 to july 7 2019, 24 teams from around the world will gather in France for the FIFA Women's World Cup.

This official guide provides an insightful, comprehensive preview to get you excited for women's soccer's biggest and greatest tournament.

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