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Description - Goals and Dreams by Shel Brodsgaard

This book offers a detailed, in-depth look at how a diverse group of soccer-crazed Canadians developed into one of the world's best teams. Through unique access to the players' world -- both on- and off-field -- the authors reveal the passion and commitment these players have for the game and how they balance school, work and training. It follows their journey from the Edmonton Under-19 Women's World Championships -- where 50,000 fans plus a huge TV audience cheered them on -- to the Women's World Cup -- where they beat Argentina, Japan and China to capture fourth place -- and concludes with the Under-19 World Championships held in Thailand in November 2004. It features interviews with world-class stars like Charmaine Hooper and Christine Sinclair as well as up-and-coming teenagers like Brittany Timko, Kara Lang and Aysha Jamani. It also contains a brief history of women's soccer in Canada, as well as information on national team selection, chances for a professional career and training routines. The book includes an introduction by stellar midfielder Andrea Neil, who helped the Canadian Women's soccer team to their fourth-place finish in the recent World Cup and is their longest-serving midfielder. She recently played in her one-hundredth match for Canada.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780889712058
ISBN-10: 0889712050
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Nightwood Editions
Publisher: Nightwood Editions
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Shel Brodsgaard

Shel Brodsgaard and Bob Mackin