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Unofficial 2012 Olympic Guides: USA Soccer

Unofficial 2012 Olympic Guides: USA Soccer

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Unofficial 2012 Olympic Guides: USA Soccer

86 Seiten
25 Minuten
Jul 10, 2012


This is your complete guide to Soccer at the London Summer Olympics. Learn about soccer, who is on the American Olympic team and which teams to expect in the fight for the podium. This guide is your complete insider look at Soccer in the 2012 London Olympics. Includes tips on how to become an Olympic Soccer player!

Jul 10, 2012

Über den Autor

Kyle Richardson is an Olympic fanatic. During the 1996 Games he gave himself a bladder infection because he did not want to leave the couch. Overshare? Maybe. Or maybe it is just a preview of all of the amazing Olympic facts that you will find in his guide books. Be brave, buy a book, and find out for yourself.

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ISBN13: 9781476210667


Brief History

Olympic Historic Moment

Olympic Events

How it’s Played


How has the USA Done in the Past


Event Schedule

How the Team was Chosen

2012 Team Bios

What to Look for in 2012

Fun Extras

How to Get Involved


Brief History

Modern soccer has its origins in the streets of medieval England. Neighboring towns would play each other in games involving an unlimited number of players on opposing teams who would clash en masse, struggling to drag a pig’s bladder by any means possible to markers at either end of town. Two sports evolved from this melee, rugby and soccer.

In the 16th century, public schools are credited with establishing the modern soccer codes and creating teams. The Football Association was created in 1863 with 11 teams drafting the first 13 laws of the sport. In the intervening years, soccer has become wildly popular worldwide, with over 240 million people from more than 200 countries regularly playing the game.

Soccer made its official Olympic debut at the 1900 Paris Games. With the exception of the 1932 Los Angeles Games, soccer has been on the schedule at every Olympic Games. Women’s soccer was introduced to the Olympics at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Olympic Historical Moment

Going into the 2008 Beijing Games the U.S. women’s soccer was down a star forward in Abby Wambach, as well as key contributors Cat Whitehill and Leslie Osborne. Expectations were low and U.S. women’s soccer dropped

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