Distant Corners

9781439906309: Hardback
Release Date: 11th April 2011

9781439906316: Paperback
Release Date: 14th February 2014

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 264

Series Sporting

Temple University Press

Distant Corners

American Soccer's History of Missed Opportunities and Lost Causes

Hardback / £43.00
Paperback / £20.99

Worthy Diversions. An Introduction
1. "Here they come!"
2. Foreign bodies and freezing fans
3. Bullets
4. Mild Bill
5. Dash, Desperation and Deviltry
6. California Gold
7. Shot Out in Jersey


David Wangerin was born in Chicago, grew up in Wisconsin, and moved to the United Kingdom in 1987. He is the author of Soccer in a Football World: The Story of America's Forgotten Game (Temple) and for more than twenty years has contributed to the British soccer magazine When Saturday Comes. He lives in central Scotland, where he has developed an affection for Raith Rovers.

"Wangerin presents a remarkable history of soccer in America. The seventh book in Temple’s 'Sporting' series is one of the best recently published soccer books. Wangerin (Soccer in a Football World) provides a look at American soccer from the inside—not simply the records and statistics but the behind-the-scenes evolution of the U.S. game through club, college, and pro soccer. Also featured is the role of the city of St Louis in the rise of American soccer. VERDICT Best of all, Wangerin’s passion for the game combined with his keen insight make his book an essential read for soccer and sports fans everywhere. Highly recommended."
—Library Journal