It’s Not the Glory is the story of the first 30 years of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, telling the remarkable tale of what has become one of the most popular and socially relevant sports teams in history.It’s Not the Glory, details the character and characters that helped the USA have an enormous impact on society while rising to the very top of the women’s soccer world. Using anecdotes from observations and interviews with nearly 50 players and coaches from every generation, author Tim Nash explains the team’s culture of excellence through the words of those who established it, and nurtured it throughout the years.
The book begins in 1985 in Jesolo, Italy, where a group of women first took the field as the United States National team, and takes an extraordinary 30-year journey through the 2015 World Cup championship in Canada. At every stop along the way, we get a glimpse of the values, character and mentality of the women from Heinrichs, Gabarra and Akers on to Overbeck, Hamm, Foudy and Lilly, through Rampone, Wambach, Morgan and Lloyd, and everyone in between.
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