Jackrabbit Goalie

Pepper Pride was new to town and wanted to make friends fast.  So when some local kids told him they needed a goalie for their soccer team, he lied and said he had played goalie in his old town.  It isn’t easy to play goalie when you’re short and new to the position.  What Pepper …

Soccer Halfback

Jabber Morris has his heart set on playing soccer, but his family is pressuring him to play football. Tension at home builds when Jabber’s brother suspects him of stealing. Now he has to tell his uncle that he’s decided to play soccer – and convince his brother that he’s not a thief. One of the …

In the Goal with…Brianna Scurry

In the 1999 Women’s World Cup championship, Brianna Scurry was the goalkeeper for the USA women’s national team.  She faced the greatest challenge of her career when she had to square off against China’s best penalty kickers in a shootout to determine the winner.  A must read as she was one of the greatest all-time …

Great Americans in Sports: Mia Hamm

This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the field with a soccer legend Mia Hamm’s speed, aggressive play, and ability to “read the field” helped her become the best women’s soccer player in the world. Her stellar performance as a college, World Cup, and Olympic champion …

Soccer Hero

The Junior Library Guild Premier Selection Award winner for Fall 2007!!! Rob Lasher is just an ordinary soccer player, good at the game, but not great. Then one afternoon, he saves his coach’s life in front of all his teammates. Suddenly, he’s the team’s hero. As some members of his team and the rest of …

Soccer Duel

Renny and Bryce play on opposite soccer teams battling for the championship. Until recently the soft-spoken but talented Renny warmed the bench while another player took the field. But now that player’s out with an injury and Renny’s been given the chance to show what he can do. And no one is more surprised at …

Goalkeeper in Charge

Will Tina’s shyness ruin her chances to play keeper? Tina Esparza loves everything about soccer, especially the fact that it’s a team sport in which no one player stands out. That’s important to Tina, who is painfully shy and hates getting attention. So when she joins her new soccer team, she’s looking forward to becoming …

On the Field With… Julie Foudy

Julie Foudy knows what it’s like to wear gold: She has first-place medals from the Women’s World Cup 1991, the 1996 Olympic Games, and the Women’s World Cup 1999. And she knows what it’s like to play a grueling soccer match in front of thousands of screaming fans and to sign autographs for hours after …

World Cup

  Soccer. No other sport in the world captivates a bigger audience — and no other competition electrifies its fans like the World Cup. Now, just in time for the next World Cup competition, comes a book just for kids, jam-packed with information about each and every World Cup ever played.