From the tournament's origins in 1930 to modern times, A History of the World Cup: 1930-2010 contains vivid accounts of individual games, statistics for each competition, photos, and profiles of the players and coaches who left their mark on the competition over the past eight decades. Though other histories of the World Cup largely ignore the United States' contribution to the competition, this volume highlights the progress of the American teams over the last several decades. Fully updated with a new chapter on the 2010 World Cup and with profiles of those players who stood out in the latest competition, this comprehensive history of the world's biggest sporting event provides a fascinating read for fans of the game.
Clemente A. Lisi started his journalism career as a freelance sports writer for the Scripps Howard News Service. His work has also appeared in magazines like Soccer Digest and websites such as Goal.com. Lisi is currently a news reporter at the New York Post.