American Soccer's History of Missed Opportunities and Lost Causes
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From bestselling author David Wangerin, a history of America's curious relationship with the "beautiful game"
Table of Contents
Preface: Worthy Diversions A Note on Terminology Acknowledgments 1 “Here They Come!” Pilgrims, Corinthians, and the “Foreign Game” as Invader 2 Foreign Bodies and Freezing Fans: The Births of the USFA and the National Challenge Cup 3 Bullets: Thomas William Cahill, 1863–1951 4 Mild Bill: Bill Jeffrey, Penn State, and College Soccer between the Wars 5 Dash, Desperation, and Deviltry: St. Louis and the “American Style” 6 California Gold: Remembering the Clippers 7 Shot Out in Jersey: NASL 1979—The Beginning of the End Index
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Sporting edited by Amy Bass
As an international cultural activity for athleticism, spectatorship, and global cultural exchange, sport is unmatched by any other force on earth. And yet it remains a consistently understudied dimension of history and cultural studies. Sporting, edited by Amy Bass, aims to contribute to the study of sport by publishing works by people across a range of disciplines, by professional sportswriters, and by athletes to add substance to our still emerging notion of globalization.