The Sound and the Glory: How the Seattle Sounders Showed Major League Soccer How to Win Over America

The Sound and the Glory: How the Seattle Sounders Showed
  • Paperback
  • 200 pages
  • The Sound and the Glory: How the Seattle Sounders Showed Major League Soccer How to Win Over America
  • Matt Pentz
  • 06 January 2019
  • 1770414622

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The Sound and the Glory: How the Seattle Sounders Showed Major League Soccer How to Win Over America❰BOOKS❯ ✮ The Sound and the Glory: How the Seattle Sounders Showed Major League Soccer How to Win Over America Author Matt Pentz – Johndore.co.uk A unique and comprehensive look at the Seattle Sounders franchise and its storied run for the CupThe Seattle Sounders were a sensation from the start, attracting crowds of sizes unlike any MLS team ha A unique and comprehensive look at and the PDF ↠ the Seattle Sounders franchise and its storied run for the CupThe Seattle Sounders were a sensation from the start, attracting crowds of sizes unlike any MLS team had ever seen By theseason, Seattle was averaging than , fans per home game, the most of any soccer team in the Western Hemisphere, and than behemoths like Chelsea FC and AC Milan overseas But, for all of its early consistent success, Seattle had yet to actually win the leagueTo reach the ambitious goals the club set The Sound Kindle - for itself, the Sounders needed the jolt of a championship To get there would require tumult previously unknown to a club built on stability, a clash of egos, and a title run so unlikely it could have hardly been scripted This is a Cinderella story for all MLS fans and every Sounder at heart.

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10 thoughts on “The Sound and the Glory: How the Seattle Sounders Showed Major League Soccer How to Win Over America

  1. Lance says:

    Decent fictional story about the rise of the Seattle Sounders in MLS I first thought this was going to be a non fiction book, but realized at about 25% it wasn t Once I changed my thoughts, it turned out to be a decent book.

  2. Garrett says:

    While Pentz jumps around from subject to subject and timeframe to timeframe in a way that seems somewhat arbitrary, if you re a diehard Sounders fan or merely interested in the peculiar shape of soccer in America, this will be a quick and interesting read for you.

  3. Bryan says:

    Unquestionably, a home run a hat trick for Sounders fans A must read, and a joy to read Passionate American soccer fans will certainly breeze through happily, as well The style is grand for those that know this team and its history, though the timeline bouncing may leave less knowledgeable fans confused But I enjoyed these, knowing the history of the club and appreciating how well each trip back before 2016 illustrates some aspect of the title run.

  4. Iain Hepburn says:

    A punchy, insightful, if slight insight into Sounders 2016 title winning season, and the behind the scenes chaos that precipitated it Pentz is far better at digging into the stories of the players and the club than the on the field action, but it pays off in terms of understanding the motivations of the key figures.

  5. Jill says:

    I thought my love for soccer would propel me through this read Doubly, I figured my connection to the professional soccer world of the Pacific Northwest, through my own collegiate coach s player days on the Tacoma Stars, would solidify my engagement to this book But, The Sounds of the Glory How Seattle Sounders Showed Major League Soccer How to Win Over America would have even the most super fans on their heels The depth of history and knowledge on the creation and success of the Seattle Sou I thought my love for soccer would propel me through this read Doubly, I figured my connection to the professional soccer world of the Pacific Northwest, through my own collegiate coach s player days on the Tacoma Stars, would solidify my engagement to this book But, The Sounds of the Glory How Seattle Sounders Showed Major League Soccer How to Win Over America would have even the most super fans on their heels The depth of history and knowledge on the creation and success of the Seattle Sounders MLS team is immensely detailed in the 200 pages of this read Each chapter offers glimpses into key members of the team and staff, from the young Morris, to the veteran Dempsey and many of the staff in between, this book cumulates it all Regardless of whether you are a seasoned soccer fan or know nothing about the sport, this read will leave you a Sounders fan for sure Disclaimer A review copy was provided by the publisher All opinions are my own

  6. Ian Allan says:

    The cover is catchy but misleading How the Sounders showed MLS how to win over America.That topic doesn t get thoroughly dissected or explained.More accurately, it s a look at the years leading up to Seattle s MLS championship.Pentz covered the Sounders for years with the Seattle Times Here, he re packages and re tells a lot of that information he s collected over the years mixed in and updated, I suppose, with follow up interviews.It s a smaller book 190 pages, with 14 chapters Most o The cover is catchy but misleading How the Sounders showed MLS how to win over America.That topic doesn t get thoroughly dissected or explained.More accurately, it s a look at the years leading up to Seattle s MLS championship.Pentz covered the Sounders for years with the Seattle Times Here, he re packages and re tells a lot of that information he s collected over the years mixed in and updated, I suppose, with follow up interviews.It s a smaller book 190 pages, with 14 chapters Most of the chapters focus in on key players from those seasons Schmid, Schmetzer, Lagerwey, Evans, Frei, Morris, Dempsey, Lodeiro, etc You find out the backstories on these guys, and how they made their way into pro soccer and Seattle.It s clear from the writing that the author has traveled with and interacted with all of the guys on the team There s plenty of inside stuff, and it s clear that Pentz was at most of the key games and events.I m a Seattle Times subscriber Generally I m too busy to read all of the feature articles they run, so some of this stuff I imagine I missed the first time around Good to have it all summarized in one spot

  7. Dave says:

    While I am not a Seattle Sounders fan, I admire the organization and I was looking forward to understanding how they ve been so successful in and off the field This book did that and .There are two main themes this history of the Sounders and soccer in Seattle, and the story of their 2016 championship The author tells the story in large part by getting us to know the people behind those accomplishments His writing story makes the stories flow and makes the book hard to put down It reads While I am not a Seattle Sounders fan, I admire the organization and I was looking forward to understanding how they ve been so successful in and off the field This book did that and .There are two main themes this history of the Sounders and soccer in Seattle, and the story of their 2016 championship The author tells the story in large part by getting us to know the people behind those accomplishments His writing story makes the stories flow and makes the book hard to put down It reads like a novel but is a true story

  8. Dave Cottenie says:

    An interesting look inside the Seattle Sounders, one of the most unique teams in MLS The focus is on the 2016 season which saw them fire their legendary coach part way through the season Some highlights to the NASL Sounders and history of soccer in the Pacific Northwest are present also Unfortunately, not enough time is spent on the unique structure of the team giving fans a say on who runs the team.

  9. Ryan says:

    This is a must read for Sounders fans Pentz gets great insight into why the 2016 season turned out the way it did from the terrible start to the turnaround to the championship You ll walk away from this book knowingabout how and why the team operates, and with a greater appreciation for Sigi Schmid and Garth Lagerwey And for the importance of sports journalism

  10. foxfire says:

    Matt Pentz flexes his writing skillfully in covering a topic that many have given a very dry spin to Pentz pulls you into the emotional and personal world of the Seattle Sounders and how they achieved the 2016 MLS cup I somehow walked away from this book an even bigger fan of the Sounders than I was when I began Excited to followof Pentz s writings.