Once in a Lifetime: The Incredible Story of the New York Cosmos

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Grove Press, 2006 - 272 էջ
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With over three million kids playing soccer across the country in the early 1970s, soccer was poised to finally conquer America, and its heartbreaking rise and fall is captured in Gavin Newsham's Once in a Lifetime.

This book tells the story of the New York Cosmos soccer team, which brought the greatest talents of the world's biggest sport to a city awash in celebrity and decadence. In the summer of 1977, entrepreneurial Warner Brothers chairman Steve Ross assembled the best soccer players from across the globe to play for the Cosmos. Pele, the German superstar Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Neeskens, Giorgio Chinaglia, Brazil's 1970 World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto, Werner Roth, Roberto Cabanas, and many others all donned Cosmos jerseys and became instant celebrities in the process. The Cosmos quickly became the hottest ticket in town and the Cosmos players soon became enmeshed in a world of millionaires, gangsters, groupies, glamour, power struggles, alcoholic excess, drugs, and fistfights.

Published to coincide with the World Cup in June 2006, Once in a Lifetime is the thrilling story of America's first flirtation with the world's most popular game.
 

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BRAZIL JUNE 1950
1
REASON TO BELIEVE
5
NEW YORK CITY SERENADE
15
THIS HARD LAND
29
THE PROMISED LAND
49
LOST IN THE FLOOD
63
MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER
71
GLORY DAYS
95
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
171
THE LONG GOOD BYE
186
ALL OR NOTHIN AT ALL
202
DANCING IN THE DARK
216
NO SURRENDER
228
WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY
246
ONLY IN AMERICA
258
Index
264

STREETS OF FIRE
121
SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
139

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