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Champions of Women's Soccer
Champions of Women's Soccer
Champions of Women's Soccer
Ann Killion
From the World Cup to the Olympics, from Mia Hamm to Carli Lloyd to Alex Morgan, here is the ultimate guide to Women's Soccer for young sports fans from an award-winning sports journalist.The moment the U.S. Women's Soccer team won the World Cup in 1999, the team's--and the sport's--popularity exploded in America. The Americans' electrifying rise to the top marked the biggest women's sporting event in our nation's history. Players like Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain instantly became international stars, setting the stage for the arrival of future greats like Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach, and Alex Morgan. And with women's professional leagues continuing to take shape in America, as well as the skyrocketing popularity of the U.S. Women's National Team, there's no doubt that women's soccer has captivated fans across the country and beyond.Featuring Top Ten Lists and stunning photos of history-making moments, this comprehensive collection catalogs the rise of women's soccer in America; the greatest American players such as Mia Hamm, Hope Solo, and Alex Morgan; the greatest international stars, including Marta and Homare Sawa; the future class of superstars; and the most thrilling World Cup and Olympic matches. This is the perfect book for young sports fans eager to kick off their soccer schooling.Praise for Champions of Women's Soccer:* "Killion has distilled the best of the best moments and biographical information into an easy-to-read and exciting look at the players and moments in women's soccer. . . . Sports fans will be overjoyed, but the superhero-comics crowd might also be pleasantly surprised by these modern-day wonder women. A must-have for any biography section." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW"The focus on women athletes represents a much-needed perspective in sports books for tweens and will be a welcome addition." --School Library Journal"This is an engaging read, perfect for fans of soccer and women's sports." --VOYA"Whether new to the sport or a devotedfan, readers will find an overview of recent and current stars in professional women's soccer in thisenthusiastic guide." --Booklist

Book Details


  • Nonfiction
  • Sports

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Champions of Women's Soccer is a book that gives facts about some of the best women to play soccer, as well as some facts like the top 10 goals ever made and some of the history of soccer. The opening chapter is about Mia Hamm, followed Abby Wambach, Michelle Akers, Kristine Lilly, and eight other U.S. soccer stars. One of the stories is about Hope Solo, who became the goalie for the U.S. national team. She grew up in Richland, Washington, where she played soccer in high school and was a forward, scoring 109 goals. She received a scholarship to University of Washington to play goalie.

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