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They changed the face of the game

The Amazing True Story of Three Football Players Who Changed the World

By: Brian Belton

On April 1, 1972, West Ham United made sports history by becoming the first club from the highest level of English football to field three black players in league competition - Clive Charles, Ade Coker and Clyde Best. All went on to great success in the United States. After being named by Pele in the all-time greatest NASL team, Charles managed the leading College side Portland Timbers, guided the American women to World Cup glory, and achieved historic results at the Olympics with the U.S. U-23s. Best grew to be a legend in the NASL was one of only four former West Ham players to manage at the international level when he took over the Bermudan national side. Coker was another represented the U.S. at the international level. Foreword and interview with entertainer Kenny Lynch on the nature of support in the 1970s from a black perspective, this book tells the story of three young black men who changed soccer history.

288 pages.

Published: October 1, 2008

La sorprendente historia de tres futbolistas que cambiaron el mundo

Por: Brian Belton

El 1 de abril de 1972, el West Ham United hizo historia al convertirse en el primer club del más alto nivel del fútbol inglés en alinear a tres jugadores negros: Clive Ch

Rules of the Game: A goalkeeper must wear colors that distinguish him or her from the other players, the referee and the assistant referees. The U.S. Governing body for the sport did not have soccer in its name until 1945, when it became the U.S. Soccer Football Association. The National Soccer Hall of Fame is located in Oneonta, New York. In 1994, Detroitís Pontiac Silverdome was the first-ever indoor stadium to be used in the World Cup. The U.S. Women's National Team's top two career goal scorers, Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly, were teammates at the University of North Carolina.