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Hello Soccer Fans!

THE BOOK IS OUT OF PRINT BUT A LIMITED NUMBER OF COPIES IS STILL AVAILABLE FROM THE AUTHOR.
"US SOCCER VS THE WORLD" IS NOW BEING REVISED AND UPDATED.

U.S. Soccer vs the World, published in 1983, is the first book of its kind to tell the story about the U.S. Soccer National Team from the first international game in 1885 through the formation of Team America in 1983.

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198 Pages

First Edition 1983

Written by veteran sports writer, Tony Cirino, it tells the history of soccer in America, the scores and scorers, lineups and rosters, anecdotes and stories, and detailed accounts of the most important games.

Go behind the scores and into the locker rooms. Find out how teams were selected and how they prepared to meet foreign competition. Discover how the American National Team performed at home and abroad in the first century of American soccer.

In this book you will read the story about:

  • two American teams at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis

  • the U.S. Soccer Federation joining FIFA

  • the first U.S. National Team abroad in 1916

  • whether an American was the first sweeper

  • the soccer war of the 1920's

  • yesterday's superstars: Stark, Brown, Gonsalves and Donelli

  • how Argentina beat the U.S. in the first World Cup

  • Barriskill, the one-man Federation

  • the most shocking goal of the century

  • the search for Joe Gaetjens: dead or alive?

  • the National Team on strike

  • tug of war: NASL vs USSF vs FIFA

  • a player who offered his own money to settle a dispute between the federation and the National Team

  • building for the future in 1983: Panagoulias and Team America

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Antonio Cirino, PO Box 224, Leonia, N.J. 07605
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