Generation Zero

Founding Fathers, Hidden Histories
and the Making of Soccer in America

Generation Zero

Founding Fathers, Hidden Histories
and the Making of Soccer in America

Italia ’90

Dr. Rose, Abdul & the Cheeseburger Sub to End All Cheeseburger Subs

By |2023-01-11T19:08:44-05:00January 11th, 2023|GZ blog|

In the pages of Generation Zero and here on the book’s companion site, we’ve spent a good deal of time and space examining exactly when, how and by whose efforts American soccer came of age. Before GZ was but a twinkle in my eye, I engaged with these important questions in an altogether different way when Dr. David Rose called my office, out of the blue, with a question: You remember that time we watched that World Cup game together, [...]

An Iconic Image in Search of a Credit

By |2022-08-01T22:06:30-04:00August 1st, 2022|GZ blog|

Nice picture, eh? Anyone know who took it? If so, drop me a line — even if it means taking the image offline. I’d prefer to keep it and properly credit the photographer, of course. Because I love this photo, even if my book designer wasn’t nearly so crazy about it. As readers of Generation Zero and this blog can attest, I was as committed as any American soccer fan could be in June of 1990, when this image was [...]

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