Masters of Modern Soccer

Masters of Modern Soccer

How the World's Best Play the Twenty-First-Century Game Grant Wahl. anymore; he has to be the first harassing line of defense. The specialization of the modern game extends to management as well. As I'll argue in the pages ahead, ...

Author: Grant Wahl

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780804137065

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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In Masters of Modern Soccer, Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl asks: How do some of the game's smartest figures master the craft of soccer? By profiling players in every key position (American phenomenon Christian Pulisic, Mexican superstar Javier "Chicharito" Hernández, Belgium's Vincent Kompany, Spain's Xabi Alonso, Germany's Manuel Neuer) and management (Belgium coach Roberto Martínez and Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc), Wahl reveals how elite players and coaches strategize on and off the field and execute in high pressure game situations. Masters of Modern Soccer is the definitive thinking fan's guide to modern soccer. For a supporter of any team, from the U.S. national teams to Manchester United, or any competition, from Mexico's Liga MX to the World Cup, this book reveals what players and managers are thinking before, during, and after games and delivers a true behind-the-scenes perspective on the inner workings of the sport's brightest minds. America's premier soccer journalist, Grant Wahl, follows world-class players from across the globe examining how they do their jobs. This access imbues Masters of Modern Soccer with deep insight from the players on how goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards function individually and as a unit to excel and win. Wahl also shadows a manager and director of soccer as they juggle the challenges of coaching, preparation, and the short- and long-term strategies of how to identify and acquire talent and deploy it on the field. A book that will stand the test of time, Masters of Modern Soccer is the most in-depth analysis of the craft of soccer ever written for the American fan. For any fan, player, coach, or sideline enthusiast, this book will change the way they watch the game.
Categories: Sports & Recreation



the “natural” sounds of the game over the roars of the crowd. Fans cheering is part of the game. ... 1Grant Wahl, Masters of Modern Soccer: How the World's Best Play the Twenty-First-Century Game (New York: Crown, 2018), 33.

Author: Mark Yakich

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501367083

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. When is the “beautiful game” at its most beautiful? How does football function as a lens through which so many view their daily lives? What's right in front of fans that they never see? Football celebrates and scrutinizes the world's most popular sport-from top-tier professionals to children just learning the game. As an American who began playing football in the 1970s as it gained a foothold in the States, Mark Yakich reflects on his own experiences alongside the sport's social and political implications, its narrative and documentary depictions, and its linguistic idiosyncrasies. Illustrating how football can be at once absolutely vital and "only a game," this book will be surprising and insightful for the casual and diehard fan alike. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Red Letters

Red Letters

... Epic Season That Wouldn't End Michael MacCambridge, Neil Atkinson. About Grant Wahl Grant Wahl is a leading soccer journalist and bestselling author of Masters of Modern Soccer: How the World's Best Play the Twenty-First- Century Game.

Author: Michael MacCambridge

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496230218

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 472

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Red Letters is the story of Liverpool FC's first title-winning season in thirty years, game by game, in real time, with hopes and expectations tested and altered as the season progresses--through insights from two avid Liverpool supporters.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Young Adult Nonfiction A Readers Advisory and Collection Development Guide

Young Adult Nonfiction  A Readers  Advisory and Collection Development Guide

... 137 Lightning Dreamer, The: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist, 187 Listen Up! Recording Music with Bob Dylan, ... 155 Masters of Modern Soccer: How the World's Best Play the 21st-Century Game, 126 Matthew Espinosa: More Than Me, ...

Author: Elizabeth Fraser

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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Covering over 500 titles, both classics and newer publications, this book describes what titles are about and why teens would want to read them. Nonfiction has been the workhorse of many young adult library collections—filling information and curricular needs—and it is also the preferred genre for many teen readers. But not all nonfiction is created equal. This guide identifies some of the best, most engaging, and authoritative nonfiction reads for teens and organizes them according to popular reading interests. With genres ranging from adventure and sports to memoirs, how-to guides and social justice, there is something for every reader here. Similar fiction titles are noted to help you make connections for readers, and "best bets" for each chapter are noted. Notations in annotations indicate award-winning titles, graphic nonfiction, and reading level. Keywords that appear in the annotations and in detailed indexes enhance access. Librarians who work with and purchase materials for teens, including YA librarians at public libraries, acquisitions and book/materials selectors at public libraries, and middle and high school librarians will find this book invaluable. Identifies the best and most popular new nonfiction reads for teens, along with perennial classics, helping librarians with acquisitions and weeding Allows YA librarians to more easily find books their readers will enjoy through genre organization Helps school librarians find books that fill curricular needs through learning connections Enables readers to transition from beloved fiction "read-alikes" to nonfiction titles with similar appeals Introduces librarians who are new to nonfiction genres and readers' advisory to important features of each genre in "consider starting with" sections in each chapter
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty First Century An Encyclopedia

Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty First Century  An Encyclopedia

Nicklaus continued his remarkable play, winning the Masters Tournament in 1965 and 1966, the first player ever to win back-to-back ... Then, in February 1970, his father died, and Nicklaus's attitude toward the game seemed to change.

Author: Steven A. Riess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317459477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1200

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Provides practical help for the day-to-day concerns that keep managers awake at night. This book aims to fill the gap between the legal and policy issues that are the mainstay of human resources and supervision courses and the real-world needs of managers as they attempt to cope with the human side of their jobs.
Categories: Business & Economics

Soccer Women Sexual Liberation

Soccer  Women  Sexual Liberation

Na , Young - II , “ The Development of Sport in Modern Korea ' , Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Sport Management and Sport History : Humanities and Social Sciences of Sport in the Twenty - first Century ( Taiwan ...

Author: Fan Hong

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0714684082

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 286

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"This group of studies first appeared as a special issue of Soccer and society ... vol. 4, nos. 2/3, summer/autumn 2003"--T.p. verso.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Global Art of Soccer

The Global Art of Soccer

Less an autobiography than an analysis of modern superficial celebrity status in an era when people are more ... Garland, Jon, Dominic Malcolm and Michael Rowe, Eds. The Future of Football: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century.

Author: Richard Witzig

Publisher: CusiBoy Publishing

ISBN: 9780977668809

Category: Soccer

Page: 500

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Categories: Soccer

Encyclopedia of New Jersey

Encyclopedia of New Jersey

Olympian Carl Lewis hails from Willingboro, and baseball great Yogi Berra, master of the malapropism. sponsors an annual ... According to the Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey, the first baseball game ever played under modern rules was ...

Author: Maxine Lurie

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813533254

Category: History

Page: 927

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Information from New Jersey's earliest history to the present is catalogued in a detailed reference book that covers such topics as architecture, municipalities and counties, business and industry, ethnic groups, and sports and recreation, all enhanced with more than five hundred illustrations and 150 maps.
Categories: History

Giving the Game Away

Giving the Game Away

African soccer Zaire , Ghana and Sudan - had enjoyed a degree of investment in sport by their colonial masters which was not ... by societies which have shaken off colonial legacies and who are preparing for the twenty - first century .

Author: Stephen Wagg

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 071851887X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

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This volume provides a review of the social significance of one of the few common global mass cultural pursuits, Association Football. It traces the history, social context and national/nationalist role of football in the culture and mass media of countries across the globe, ranging from Europe, the USA and Canada to Asia and the Pacific. This book is part of a series - "Sports, Politics and Culture" - which provides contemporary and historical studies of sport in society.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Rotarian

The Rotarian

Soccer is an absolutely "natural" game, the object of which is the perfectly simple one of trying to kick a round ball ... Soccer can, in fact, be played almost anywhere — the great popularity of the game is largely due to this — on any ...





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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.