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The Resource Why the U.S. men will never win the World Cup : a historical and cultural reality check, Beau Dure

Why the U.S. men will never win the World Cup : a historical and cultural reality check, Beau Dure

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Why the U.S. men will never win the World Cup : a historical and cultural reality check
Title
Why the U.S. men will never win the World Cup
Title remainder
a historical and cultural reality check
Statement of responsibility
Beau Dure
Title variation
With the United States men will never win the World Cup
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"October 10, 2017. The U.S. men's soccer team loses in Trinidad and Tobago, and fails to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Winning soccer's greatest prize never seemed more distant. Immediate fixes -- a new coach, a revamped professional league, a commitment to coaching education -- won't put the USA in the global elite. The nation is too fractious, too litigious, too wrapped up in other sports, and too late to the game. In Why the U.S. Men Will Never Win the World Cup: A Historical and Cultural Reality Check, Beau Dure shows what American soccer is really up against. Using hundreds of sources to trace more than 100 years of history, Dure delves into the culture that only recently lost its disdain for the global game and still doesn't have the depth of soccer insight and passion that much of the world has had for generations. The difficulty isn't any single thing -- the mismanagement of failed leagues, the inability to agree on a path forward, the lawsuits that stem from an inability to agree, or the unique American culture that treasures its homegrown sports. It's everything. And yet, Why the U.S. Men Will Never Win the World Cup is ultimately optimistic. Dure argues that with the right long-term changes, the U.S. can build a soccer environment that consistently produces quality players, strong results, and a lot more fun on the international stage. Soccer fans and skeptics alike will find this a fascinating examination of America's past, present, and future in the beautiful game." --
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Dure, Beau
Dewey number
796.3340973
Index
index present
LC call number
GV944.U5
LC item number
.D88 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World Cup (Soccer)
  • World Cup (Soccer)
  • Soccer
  • Soccer
  • Social structure
  • Soccer
  • Soccer
  • Social structure
  • United States
Label
Why the U.S. men will never win the World Cup : a historical and cultural reality check, Beau Dure
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: it's ok to embrace a lost cause -- We play too many other sports -- We watch too many other soccer leagues to focus on our own -- We're too insecure in our identities -- We can't agree on anything -- We can't stop suing each other -- We fell behind by 100 years -- We're obsessed with the quick fix -- We're too serious to succeed at a sport built on joy -- But will the women keep winning? -- Conclusion: keep trying!
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781538127810
Lccn
2019011042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091366747
Label
Why the U.S. men will never win the World Cup : a historical and cultural reality check, Beau Dure
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: it's ok to embrace a lost cause -- We play too many other sports -- We watch too many other soccer leagues to focus on our own -- We're too insecure in our identities -- We can't agree on anything -- We can't stop suing each other -- We fell behind by 100 years -- We're obsessed with the quick fix -- We're too serious to succeed at a sport built on joy -- But will the women keep winning? -- Conclusion: keep trying!
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781538127810
Lccn
2019011042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091366747

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