If you have some downtime over the holiday weekend, you may enjoy these two reads about soccer.
Brion Shreffler reviews Steve Bloomfield’s expose on the entwining nature of politics and soccer in Africa, Africa United. It’s the thrill of the most stunning match reports and team history’s you’ve ever read mixed with a judicious dissection of local politics – an adventure that changes reader and author alike.
I love reading about soccer. There are team histories, histories of the game (my personal favorite), statistical almanacs, encyclopedias, coaching guides, photo books and a gazillion, mostly ghostwritten, memoirs, not to mention scores of magazines and countless websites and blogs. While the majority of these reads probably originate in Britain [...]
Today the Philly Soccer Page introduces a new feature, In the Book, a column reviewing books about soccer. To start things off, here are some essential books that every Philly soccer fan should have on their shelve. Rangers, Rovers & Spindles: Soccer, Immigration and Textiles in New England and New [...]