"Sure to score big with soccer fans, especially girls who play the sport themselves."- Julie Chychota, CM MagazineSoccer is the most popular sport for more than 350,000 Canadian girls, and their heroines and role models are the talented players profiled in Goals and Dreams: A Celebration of Canadian Women's Soccer.Goals and Dreams is a detailed, in-depth look at how a diverse group of soccer-craze...
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Bluefield Books (August 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 6961720
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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.Goals and Dreams 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.