Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer

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Though it burst into public consciousness only with the 1999 World Cup, women's soccer has been around almost as long as its male counterpart, flourishing in England during and after World War I. From the rise of women's soccer following Title IX legislation in the early seventies to the watershed 1999 World Cup performance that turned the American team into instant celebrities, soccer is now the most popular sport for girls and women, with participation growing exponentially worldwide. Beyond "Bend It Like Beckham" ...

Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer 2012, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803234703

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