Memorial Hall Library

Women's World Cup

Congratulations to the US women's national soccer team for winning the 2019 Women's World Cup! Here are some books about women's soccer to inspire you to lace up your cleats--or just to make you feel even more impressed with the accomplishments of these athletes.


	Soccerwomen : the icons, rebels, stars, and trailblazers who transformed the beautiful game
Soccerwomen : the icons, rebels, stars, and trailblazers who transformed the beautiful game
by Gemma Clarke

Bold and inspiring profiles of the pioneers, champions, and future heroines of women's soccer around the world. Based on original interviews with over 50 current and former players and coaches, this book celebrates these remarkable women and their achievements against all odds.
The National Team : The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer
The National Team : The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer
by Caitlin Murray

The National Team, from leading soccer journalist Caitlin Murray, tells the history of the USWNT in full, from their formation in the 1980s to the run-up to the 2019 World Cup, chronicling both their athletic triumphs and less visible challenges off the pitch. Murray also recounts the rise and fall of U.S. professional leagues, including the burgeoning National Women’s Soccer League, an essential part of the women’s game.

	Wolfpack : how to come together, unleash our power, and change the game
Wolfpack : how to come together, unleash our power, and change the game
by Abby Wambach

Based on the author's viral 2018 commencement speech at Barnard College, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup Champion presents an empowering rally cry for women to unleash their power, build teams and positively change the world.

	Women in sports : 50 fearless athletes who played to win
Women in sports : 50 fearless athletes who played to win
by Rachel Ignotofsky

Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female athletes highlights their stories and achievements in more than 40 sports while exploring the challenges they overcame, in a volume that includes entries for such notables as Billie Jean King and Simone Biles. 

	Forward : a memoir
Forward : a memoir
by Abby Wambach

The U.S. Women's national team captainùwinner of the 2015 World Cup and the highest international goal scorer of all timeùshares her story, her struggles and her worldview in a memoir that is also a rousing call to arms to dream big and fight for a better world. 

	When nobody was watching : my hard-fought journey to the top of the soccer world
When nobody was watching : my hard-fought journey to the top of the soccer world
by Carli Lloyd

The celebrated star of the U.S. women¡s national soccer team chronicles her amazing journey to the top. 

	Solo : memoir of Hope
Solo : memoir of Hope
by Hope Solo

The headline-making goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national soccer team, who thrives on competition and is driven to win, reveals how she has repeatedly triumphed over adversity - a story that holds lessons and insight for both her legions of fan and everyone. 
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