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The Resource Finding the game : three years, twenty-five countries, and the search for pickup soccer, Gwendolyn Oxenham

Finding the game : three years, twenty-five countries, and the search for pickup soccer, Gwendolyn Oxenham

Label
Finding the game : three years, twenty-five countries, and the search for pickup soccer
Title
Finding the game
Title remainder
three years, twenty-five countries, and the search for pickup soccer
Statement of responsibility
Gwendolyn Oxenham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Every country has a different term for it: In the United States, it's "pickup." In Trinidad, it's "taking a sweat." In Brazil, it's "pelada" (literally "naked"). It's the other side of soccer, played away from the bright lights and manicured fields--the game for anyone, anywhere. Gwendolyn Oxenham was a former college soccer star with visions of going pro. But when the women's professional soccer league folded, her career was over before it began. So she embarked on a different kind of adventure. In Finding the Game, Oxenham, with her boyfriend and two friends, scour the globe in search of pickup soccer: they bribe their way into a Bolivian prison, compete against women in hijab in Tehran, and bet shillings on a game with moonshine brewers in Kenya. Along the way, she discovers that the game, stripped down to its core, is the same no matter where it's played. An entertaining, heartfelt look at the soul of a sport, this book is proof that on the field and in life, some things need no translation"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.334
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV943
LC item number
.O88 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Finding the game : three years, twenty-five countries, and the search for pickup soccer, Gwendolyn Oxenham
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
sky247354954
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 288 p.
Isbn
9781250002044
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012009437
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)759914161
Label
Finding the game : three years, twenty-five countries, and the search for pickup soccer, Gwendolyn Oxenham
Publication
Control code
sky247354954
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 288 p.
Isbn
9781250002044
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012009437
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)759914161

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