Distant corners : American soccer's history of missed opportunities and lost causes

David Wangerin

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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  • Worthy Diversions: An Introduction
  • Chapter 1: "Here they come!" Pilgrims, Corinthians and the "foreign game" as invader
  • Chapter 2: Foreign bodies and freezing fans: The births of the USFA and the National Challenge Cup
  • Chapter 3: Bullets Thomas William Cahill, 1863-1951
  • Chapter 4: Mild Bill Bill Jeffrey, Penn State and college soccer between the wars
  • Chapter 5: Dash, Desperation and Deviltry St. Louis and the "American style"
  • Chapter Six: California Gold Remembering the Clippers
  • Chapter Seven: Shot Out in Jersey NASL 1979: The beginning of the end

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書名 Distant corners : American soccer's history of missed opportunities and lost causes
著作者等 Wangerin David
シリーズ名 Sporting
出版元 Temple University Press
刊行年月 2011
ページ数 xiv, 248 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781439906309
NCID BB06992207
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国