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hendersonshands
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?

I have that book written by Chris Kyle and now that he's dead, I have to finish it. I do have soccernomics too though


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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
i'm going to read a book on marketing and then finish that one...this week, hopefully


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thenry712
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
I'm not huge on Soccernomics, but it does ask a few decent questions. It does talk about similar things we've discussed in this thread; mainly regarding the US and relating our relatively wealthy population to soccer success.

I recently finished Simon Kuper's book about Dutch Soccer, Jews, Ajax and World War II. It's a really random assortment of stories, but interesting nonetheless.


hendersonshands
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
What I've read of it so far makes sense, mainly about making players feel comfortable and things of that nature. Which book is that?


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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
like freakanomoics, i see it as a way to raise interesting questions that may not even really be legit questions


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thenry712
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
Image: http://www.albavolunteer.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/kuper-ajax.jpg


I do like the discussion on penalties and game theory in Soccernomics. It almost validates the use of shootouts for ending tournament games.


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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
There were some parts of Soccernomics I enjoyed thoroughly, other parts I liked the questions it raised, and other parts that I thought were really goofy.

I have recently read Brilliant Orange. Need another soccer book to read. Suggestions, Thenry?


Atom-Z
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Was Brilliant Orange good? I love dutch total football.


WarSlamEagle
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It was a great read.


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LSUSOBEAST1
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Need another soccer book to read. Suggestions, Thenry?


I've recently read The World is a Ball and Dynamo. Would recommend both, enjoyed Dynamo more.


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cwil177
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Almost as idiotic as Soccernomics.

Great book.

WSE - Chasing the Game, if you haven't already read it, is fantastic.
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