Friday, July 31, 2015

Go for the Goal! by Fred Bowen

Notes: Thirteen-year-old Josh joins an elite travel league soccer team on which the individual members are all talented but not playing well as a team, so their coach suggests that they do some team-building exercises.

Josh is thrilled to be playing for the United, a travel soccer team. He is sure this team of all-stars is going to have a great season. But Josh’s new teammates don’t play like a team. The United’s season is going down in a string of defeats until Josh discovers something about the 1999 United States World Cup team. That group of all-stars worked at being teammates. Maybe their secret will work for the United.

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