The United States of Soccer
MLS and the Rise of American Soccer FandomBook - 2016
The United States of Soccer tells the riveting story of the history of American soccer, looking at the first 20-plus years of the MLS (from its 1993 founding), the growing viability of soccer in the United States through an increasingly-relevant professional league, and the evolution of American soccer fandom. While support for soccer in the United States still peaks with the national team and the World Cup, the book illustrates that the MLS has been instrumental in the growth and development of American interest in soccer, and will play an integral role in the future in leading more fans to the game.
Informative for those who are new or relatively new to the world of American soccer, but engagingly written and full of new information for those already familiar with the MLS and its history, Phil West has written the definitive story of soccer in America.