Reviews from Amazon.com for Offside: Soccer and American Exceptionalism
"Thought-provoking & relevant"
November 26, 2001
Reviewer: A reader from Danville, CA USA
The authors have done a remarkable job exploring the reasons why soccer hasn't caught on in the US as anything more than a child's activity and a fledgling sport for women. Many of their arguments make sense when applied to other ways in which American culture has developed differently from that of other industrialized nations. That's especially important for Americans to understand now that we've been forced to recognize that there is a whole world out there we've been ignoring. The authors are careful to point out that even if we don't ever embrace soccer as a part of our culture, we need to deal with the fact that billions of other people do and that's not "wrong."
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