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- University of Nebraska Press 2010; US$ 24.95
Taking readers as far afield as the Faeroe Islands, Thailand, Madagascar, Belarus, Bhutan, and the North Pole, the selections in Soccer Stories range from the strange (Brazilian players paid in cattle by their cash-strapped club) to the wild (the Mexican prison warden who threw open all the cell doors in celebration of a World Cup victory) to the comical... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 34.99
Updated through the 2012 Olympics. In the second edition of The U.S. Women's Soccer Team , Clemente A. Lisi looks at how women's soccer has gained popularity over the last couple of decades, detailing the program's infancy and how it steadily became a model for women's teams around the globe. Beginning with the start of the U.S. program... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.64
When the first edition of The Glory Game was published in 1972, it was instantly hailed as the most insightful book about the life of a football club ever published. Hunter Davies was, and still is, the only author ever to be allowed into the inner sanctum of a top-level football team (Tottenham Hotspur) and his pen spared nothing and no one. 'His... more...
- Greystone Books 2010; US$ 14.00
In 2008 Dave Bidini accompanies Homeless Team Canada to the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne, Australia. As he watches team members play and shares their disappointments, frustrations, joys, and triumphs, he comes to care deeply about the players?45-year-old Billy, who is a former addict; the quick-footed 24-year-old Moroccan immigrant Juventus,... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99
Packed with drills and tips for practice and game days The fun and easy way(r) to kick-start your soccer coaching skills Volunteering as a youth soccer coach can be a great experience, both for you and your squad. But what if you've never coached before? Don't worry! This friendly guide explains soccer rules, shows you how to approach coaching,... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2006; US$ 14.95
For nigh on 30 years, players in our academies and leagues were routinely plundered by massive, cashed-up overseas clubs that offered fame, glory, worldclass competition and astronomical pay packets. Until 2005, when Frank Lowy and John O'Neill staged an extraordinary rejuvenation of the local competition and our Socceroos went on to qualify for... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99
A Youth Soccer Coach's Investigation Into The Origins of Soccermainia On July 10, 1999, 100,000 Americans, mostly women, did something they had not done before, at least not in such numbers. They showed up to watch a soccer match. Their attendance at the 1999 Women's World Cup Final took the world by surprise, forcing it to recognize much about... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 13.09
'When The Kop is roaring it really is like having a twelfth man out there on the pitch. They're the best fans in the country - by miles.' Jamie Carragher The Spion Kop is one of the most famous, emotive and atmospheric vantage points in all of sport. The one-time terracing that could 'suck the ball into the net' - in Bill Shankly's immortal... more...
- DK Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
Essential Soccer Skills progresses from beginner basics to advanced techniques, featuring illustrated sequences on how to learn and master key skills, and tips on how to improve your overall form. Prelims Introduction Chapter 1: The basics of the game The object of the game The rules The pitch Equipment: Boots and balls Chapter 2: Types of player Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Attackers Chapter... more...
- Orion 2010; US$ 22.28
In-depth look at ten crucial games that shaped England. From the moment England's superiority on the world stage began to crumble (a 4-3 defeat in Spain in 1929) through many a false dawn (Italy 0-4 England, 1948; the dismantling of the Dutch at Euro 96) and humiliating lesson in the finer arts of the game (Hungary 1953; West Germany 1972) the history... more...