Soccer is the nation’s fastest-growing sport, and interest in what the rest of the world calls “football” has skyrocketed. Every four years the planet is glued to the TV for the FIFA World Cup—more than 25 million Americans watched the USA play Portugal at the last tournament in Brazil.
This concise, easy-to-read guide breaks down everything you need to know about the biggest sporting spectacle on Earth. Chapters highlight shocking upsets, memorable moments, and the most thrilling games as it explains a tournament that started with just thirteen teams in Uruguay in1930, and has grown into a global phenomenon with hundreds of nations battling for a place at the finals.
An American’s Guide to the 2018 World Cup examines the American team’s participation in the competition that stretches back more than half a century. It relives the incredible victory over England in 1950, the underdog run to the quarterfinals in 2002, and considers their chances in the 2018 edition.
It’s a sweeping story, often humorous and punctuated with personal anecdotes, that is brought to life by an author whose passion and knowledge of the World Cup shines through. It’s a must-have for all American soccer fans
An American's Guide to the 2018 World Cup
Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Spectacle in Sports
6 February 2018
5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
Stephen Rea is a freelance writer who has been watching the World Cup for four decades. He is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland but has lived in New Orleans, Louisiana since 2004. A former national newspaper journalist in the UK, he penned the critically-acclaimed memoir Finn McCool’s Football Club and writes a weekly column for the official website of the English Premier League club Chelsea.