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

U.S. Soccer vs the World by Tony Cirino, published by Damon Press in 1983, is the first book about the American National Soccer Team. This book chronicles a century of the Team's international competition beginning with the 1885 U.S. vs Canada game in Newark, N.J.

Just take a glance at the book's Table of Contents to learn more about what you will find inside its covers:

  1. A Handful of Firsts: First International Win, 1886; American Football Association; U.S. - Canada; First Professional League, 1894; Rugby, Football and Soccer

  2. Joining FIFA: FIFA Formed; AFA and AAFA; USFA Founded; U.S. Challenge Cup; Scandinavian Trip, 1916; First American Club Abroad

  3. Two Olympics: Scoring Stark; ASL and Commercialism; 1924 Olympics; U.S.- Canada Series; Rematch with Uruguay; Record Crowd at the Polo Grounds; 1928 Olympics

  4. Soccer Wars: ASL Suspended

  5. The First World Cup, 1930: The Participants; The U.S. Team; U.S. - Belgium; U.S. - Paraguay; The Semi-Finals; U.S. Team Exhibitions

  6. Soccer in the Depression: Barriskill, The One-Man Federation; U.S. World Cup Team, 1934; U.S. - Mexico; U.S. - Italy

  7. Scots Tours and Olympic Games: Berlin Olympics, 1936; Prewar Soccer; Scots Tour, 1939

  8. Postwar Soccer: Ponta Delgada; 1948 Olympics; Israeli Team; World Cup Qualifications, 1949

  9. The 1950 World Cup: The U.S. World Cup Team; U.S. - Spain; U.S. - England; U.S. - Chile

  10. After the Upset: U.S. - Scotland; 1952 Olympics, Helsinki; The English at Yankee Stadium; 1954 World Cup Qualifications; U.S. - Haiti; U.S. - Iceland; 1956 Olympics; 1958 World Cup Qualifications; U.S. - England Rematch; 1959 Pan American Games; 1960 Olympic Qualifiers

  11. The Struggle To Qualify: 1962 World Cup Qualifications; 1964 Olympic Qualifications; England Again; 1966 World Cup Qualifications; New Leagues: USA, NPSL, NASL; 1968 Olympic Qualifications; 1970 World Cup Qualifications

  12. Serious Contenders: 1972 Olympic Qualifications; 1972 Olympics; Search for Gaetjens; 1974 World Cup Qualifications; Two Trips to Europe; Cramer Interlude; European Tour; Polish Rematch; Mexican Adventures; 1976 Olympic Qualifications

  13. Setting Goals: Youth Soccer; 1978 World Cup Qualifications; Olympic Preparations; The Festival of the Americas; Bellinzona Tournament, 1978; National Team Preparation; Youth World Cup; Pan American Games, 1979; France in New Jersey; European Tour, 1979; 1980 Olympic Qualifications

  14. The World Cup and Team America: European Tour, 1981; 1982 World Cup Qualifications; Youth Team, 1981; NASL vs USSF vs FIFA; Team America 1983

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