when nobody was watching my hard fought journey to the top of the soccer world

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When Nobody Was Watching

Author : Carli Lloyd
ISBN : 9780544814554
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the celebrated star of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, an inspiring, uplifting, and candid memoir of how she got there “If a player trains when nobody is watching, she might be able to do superhuman things when the entire world is watching. Like scoring a hat trick in the first sixteen minutes of a World Cup final, an eventual 5–2 victory over Japan. Or topping off that hat trick with an astonishing fifty-yard strike from midfield, the greatest goal in U.S. soccer history, a shot so audacious that it's surprising to learn that Lloyd had actually practiced it for years with [James] Galanis on an empty field in New Jersey, far from any crowds.” – Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated In 2015, the U.S .Women’s National Soccer Team won its first FIFA championship in sixteen years, culminating in an epic final game that electrified soccer fans around the world. It featured a gutsy, brilliant performance by team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd, who made history that day, scoring a hat trick—three goals in one game—during the first sixteen minutes. But there was a time when Carli almost quit the sport. In 2003 she was struggling, her soccer career at a crossroads. Then she found a trusted trainer, James Galanis, who saw in Carli a player with raw talent, skill, and a great dedication to the game. What Carli lacked were fitness, mental toughness, and character. Together they set to work, training day and night, fighting, grinding it out. No one worked harder than Carli. And no one believed in her more than James. Despite all the naysayers, the times she was benched, moments when her self-confidence took a nosedive, she succeeded in becoming one of the best players in the world. This candid reflection on a remarkable turnaround will take readers inside the women's national team and inside the head of an athlete who willed herself to perform at the highest levels of competition.

All Heart

Author : Carli Lloyd
ISBN : 9781328695703
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In the summer of 2015, the U.S. women’s national soccer team won the World Cup behind an epic performance by Carli Lloyd. Carli, a midfielder, scored three goals in the first sixteen minutes--the greatest goal-scoring effort in the history of World Cup finals. But there was a time when Carli almost quit soccer. She struggled with doubts and low confidence. In All Heart, adapted from When Nobody Was Watching specifically for younger readers, Carli tells the full inspiring story of her journey to the top of the soccer world--an honest, action-packed account that takes readers inside the mind of a hardworking athlete. Includes two full-color photo inserts.


Author : Alex Morgan
ISBN : 9781481451079
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Olympic gold medal-winning soccer player details her path to success, from her childhood in California to her time on the United States' National team.

My Journey To The Open

Author : Padraig Harrington
ISBN : 9780593060988
Genre : British Open (Golf tournament)
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Padraig Harrington is one of the world's top golfers. The highest rated European in the world rankings, he beat Sergio Garcia in a nail-biting four-hole play-off to win the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie. He is the first European to win a Major since 1999 and the first Irishman to win the Open for sixty years. This book celebrates Harrington's extraordinary achievement, in his own words and in the words of Ireland's finest sports writers, lavishly illustrated in colour throughout. From his early days, learning to play at Stackstown GC, his three Walker Cup appearances as an amateur, to turning pro and the European Tour, right through to winning the Order of Merit, the Irish Open and the Open itself, this book paints a stunning portrait of an extraordinary sporting hero.

And The Journey Begins

Author : Cyril Axelrod
ISBN : 0946252556
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Created via a combination of sign language, tactile communication and Braille, Fr Cyril Axelrod tells thestory of his remarkable life and work. Born profoundly deaf into an Orthodox Jewish hearing family in South Africa, he tells of his early childhood, family life and schooldays, when it was hard to communicate fully with his parents. After a wrenching spiritual journey in early adulthood, he was baptized into the Catholic Church and trained for the priesthood. He tells of his pastoral ministry in many parts of the world with deaf and deafblind people, in which he has used over eight differentindigenous sign languages. He describes how, defying the rules of apartheid, he established a multi-racial school for deaf children in Soweto, set up a hostel for deaf homeless people in Pretoria, and pioneered an employment centre in Cape Town. Undeterred by the devastating diagnosis of Usher syndrome that has led to his blindness, he continues towork tirelessly for others in Britain. His work and his love for allpeople transcend disability, colour, creed and faith. A man ofspirituality, gentleness, compassion, leadership and vision, he is an ambassador for all deaf and deafblind people. This fascinating story told with remarkable humanity and humour will surely give inspiration to many and provide an enlightening and enjoyable read for everyone.


Author : Hope Solo
ISBN : 9780062303509
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"My family doesn't do happy endings. We do sad endings or frustrating endings or no endings at all. We are hardwired to expect the next interruption or disappearance or broken promise." Hope Solo is the face of the modern female athlete. She is fearless, outspoken, and the best in the world at what she does: protecting the goal of the U.S. women's soccer team. Her outsized talent has led her to the pinnacle of her sport—the Olympics and the World Cup—and made her into an international celebrity who is just as likely to appear on ABC's Dancing with the Stars as she is on the covers of Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, and Vogue. But her journey—which began in Richland, Washington, where she was raised by her strong-willed mother on the scorched earth of defunct nuclear testing sites—is similarly haunted by the fallout of her family history. Her father, a philanderer and con man, was convicted of embezzlement when Solo was an infant. She lost touch with him as he drifted out of prison and into homelessness. By the time they reunited, years later, in the parking lot of a grocery store, she was an All-American goalkeeper at the University of Washington and already a budding prospect for the U.S. national team. He was living in the woods. Despite harboring serious doubts even about the provenance of her father's last name (and her own), Solo embraces him as fiercely as she pursues her dreams of being a world-class soccer player. When those dreams are threatened by her standing within the national team, as when she was famously benched in the semifinals of the 2007 World Cup after four shutouts and spoke her piece publicly, we see a woman of uncompromising independence and hard-won perseverance navigate the petty backlash against her. For the first time, she tells her version of that controversial episode, and offers with it a full understanding of her hard-scrabble life. Moving, sometimes shocking, Solo is a portrait of an athlete finding redemption. This is the Hope Solo whom few have ever glimpsed. Signed poster inside.


Author : Hope Powell
ISBN : 9781472925565
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of a true football revolutionary, a pioneer, and an inspiration for women around the world.

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