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What if?

How the United States National Soccer Team (Might Have) Won the 1982 World Cup

by: Michael Maddox

What if soccer was America's favorite past time. It could have easily happened. Using historical data and facts, Maddox explores this possibility in this work of fiction. What if soccer had had just one league in the beginning of the twentieth century? What if budding TV had covered the game? The landscape of sports in American would be dominated by the beautiful game. 323 pages.


Cómo la Selección de Estados Unidos pudo haber ganado el Mundial de 1982

por: Michael Maddox

¿Te imaginas si el fútbol fuera el deporte más popular de Estados Unidos? Utilizando datos históricos, Maddox explora esta posibilidad en en su libro y se pregunta

The rules of the game were first written down in 1863 by the newly formed Football Association in England. The mascot for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany was a lion named Goleo VI. He had a talking soccer ball sidekick named Pille. Gerd Muller, who played for Bayern Munich from 1965-79, is the all-time leading scorer in the German Bundesliga with 365 goals in 427 games. The first soccer league in the United States was the American Football Association, which existed from 1884-88. The United States has won the Gold Cup four times, including three of the last four titles.