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Masters of Modern Soccer

Masters of Modern Soccer by Grant Wahl
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May 01, 2018 | 272 Pages
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“Marrying first-rate reportage with stylish writing, Grant Wahl demonstrates why he’s considered the dean of U.S. soccer writing—a master of modern soccer, so to speak. This book has the weight and depth to appeal to hardcores, and the smart analysis to captivate the casual fan. Soccer’s answer to Men at Work.”
—JON WERTHEIM, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED EXECUTIVE EDITOR
 
“Grant Wahl is a master of modern soccer writing and this book is a Rosetta stone for anyone who wants to fully understand the contemporary game. It’s a user’s manual to how the game is (or ought to be) played, coached, managed, and watched. Everyone interested in soccer—fans, youth coaches, even top professionals—will gain fascinating insights from some of the game’s finest craftsmen, one of whom is Wahl himself.” 
—STEVE RUSHIN, AUTHOR OF STING-RAY AFTERNOONS AND COLUMNIST FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
 
“I started it taking off at LAX and finished it landing at JFK. It’s an incredible peek behind the curtain into the way players, coaches, and technical directors see themselves and their jobs. These entertaining and candid profiles help explain some of the complexities and mysteries of the beautiful game and the people who inhabit it.” 
—ALEXI LALAS
 
“Reading Grant Wahl on soccer is always a pleasure. Hardly anyone else gets so much ac­cess to players, thinks so hard about what he hears, and tells it so well. No hype here—just insights into top-class professionals, by a top-class professional.”
—SIMON KUPER, COAUTHOR OF SOCCERNOMICS

“[Wahl] is able to offer up a trove of invaluable how-to nuggets that should delight coaches and players alike…Masters of Modern Soccer will be relevant in 2022 and beyond, making it a worthy addition to any soccer fan’s shelf.” 
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Wahl deftly straddles the line between popular appeal and wonky analysis. Most fans will be amazed by the sophisticated thought and preparation behind every game.”
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“One of the best books on the sport, alongside Raphael Honigstein’s Das Reboot and Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski’s Soccernomics, this gem of a work will appeal to longtime soccer fans and budding enthusiasts.”
LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED REVIEW) 

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