|Item||:||Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Womens Soccer [Paperback]|
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Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccertakes an unprecedented look inside the lives of professional soccer players around the world from precarious positions in underfunded teams and leagues, to sold-out stadiums and bright lights. Award-winning filmmaker and journalist Gwendolyn Oxenham tells the stories of the phenoms, underdogs, and nobodies players willing to follow the game wherever it takes them.
Under the Lights and in the Darktakes us inside the world of womens soccer, following players across the globe, from Portland Thorns star Allie Long, who trains in an underground mens league in New York City; to English national Fara Williams, who hid her homelessness from her teammates while playing for the English national team. Oxenham takes us to Voronezh, Russia, where players battle more than just snowy pitches in pursuing their dream of playing pro, and to a refugee camp in Denmark, where Nadia Nadim, now a Danish international star, honed her skills after her family fled from the Taliban.
Whether youre a newcomer to the sport or a die-hard fan, this is an inspiring book about stars beginnings and adventures, struggles and hardship, and, above all, the time-honored romance of the game.Gwendolyn is the master at finding incredible soccer stories. These are stories that need to be heard- told in a way that leaves you begging for more. Thank you, Gwen, for shining a light on the natural, raw, real beauty of the beautiful game. Gwendolyn Oxenhamis the author ofFinding the Game: Three Years, Twenty-five Countries and the Search for Pickup Soccer(St Martin's Press) and the director ofPelada, an award-winning documentary. She has written forThe Atlantic,Sports Illustrated, andSlate, and has an MFA in creative writing. A Duke University soccer alum who played for Santos FC in Brazil, she currently lives in Dana Point, California.California-based writel3?
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