Soccer's Most WantedTM II: The Top 10 Book of More Glorious Goals, Superb Saves, and Fantastic Free-Kicks

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Potomac Books, Inc., Feb 28, 2009 - Electronic books - 286 pages
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Soccer is the worldOCOs game, more popular than any other sport. Fans fill stadia, and players strive to perform at the highest levels for them. SoccerOCOs Most WantedOao II presents more of the best and brightest, funniest and freakiest, and the highs and lows of soccer. It highlights the crazy incidents and interesting bits of trivia that have helped make soccer (football to the rest of the globe) the most-watched sport on the planet. Everyone remembers the World Cup winners, but what about the best teams who fell just short? And what about the great players who never got to appear on the world stage? Then there is the burgeoning American game, thanks to the steady progress of Major League Soccer and the strides made by the countryOCOs respective national teams. Jeff Carlisle presents all that and more in fifty top-ten lists chock full of entertaining stories. He covers strange injuries, bizarre bookings, and some of the more colorful feuds worldwide. He discusses the greatest players to travel from the MLS to overseas and lambastes the biggest flops who came to MLS assuming glory and fell flat on their faces. He covers European leagues and players too, from the EPL to Serie A and everything in between. Through it all he presents the game as only a true follower can, with an expertise gained through years of coverage. SoccerOCOs Most WantedOao II brings the beautiful game to life!"
 

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Contents

Ghosts in the Goalmouth
Goalkeeper Gaffes
Keepers Who Scored
Emergency Keepers
Super Subs
Most Expensive Players
Weird Transfers
Infamous Owners

Yanks Abroad
Great Moments in Yanks Abroad History
MLS Firsts
Other MLS Milestones
Great Moments in MLS Playoff History
The Graduates
Top MLS Imports
Foreign Flops in MLS
A League of Their Own
World Cup Qualifying Heartbreak
Great Players Who never Played in a World Cup
Best Teams That Didnt Win a World Cup
Most Capped Men
Most Capped Women
The Other Competitions
Ageless Wonders
Precocious Talents
Great Keepers
Dynasties
Size Doesnt Matter
The Innovators
Under Pressure
Not So Happy Families
Divided Loyalties
Bizarre Bookings
Busted
Bizarre Injuries
Penalty Kick Trivia
Animal House
Lies Damn Lies and Urban Legends
Match Fixing and Betting Scandals
Fair Play
The Rogues Gallery
Misbehaving Mascots
Soccer Celebrities
Soccer Cinema
Celebrations
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Copyright

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Jeff Carlisle has quickly established himself as one of the premier soccer writers in the United States. He is a regular contributor to the ESPNsoccernet website and was among the site's main writers during the 2006 World Cup, when he provided extensive coverage of the U.S. men's national team. He also covers MLS for ESPN, writing numerous articles about the league's teams and players. He lives in Menlo Park, California.

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