All around the world, televisions will be tuned to watching the soccer matches taking place in Brazil as the FIFA World Cup play begins. Tonight at 5:00 Central time begins the quest by Team USA to win the World Cup, starting with play against the team from Ghana. Soccer is continually growing in popularity in the US, with children’s teams of all ages in communities all over the country. To follow the World Cup action, check out the official web site at www.fifa.com. The US Men’s team has worked hard to prepare for the difficult matches they face in the first round of play (teams so skilled it has been coined “The Round of Death!”) Information on the team and it’s players can be found at www.ussoccer.com.
From books on coaching and conditioning drills to titles about the history of the game, Manhattan Public Library has the soccer books to help you with your game!