|Alex Morgan, forward for the U.S. women’s national team and the Portland Thorns FC, has a children’s book that comes out this week.
The book is called, Saving the Team. If there’s a women’s player for young girls to look up to and model their game after, it’s Alex Morgan. She’s tenacious and fast and scores goals in big games. And she someone who just doesn’t give up.
It’s an exciting time for young girls who are playing soccer, not only is there a new women’s professional soccer league, but the U.S. national team’s popularity has surged in the past few years after some amazing comeback wins in both the World Cup and the Olympics. Alex Morgan was a big part of those wins and one of the main reasons women’s soccer’s popularity is taking off.
Yeah, Morgan is becoming so popular that every girl wants to wear a pink headband just like her.
Here’s a quick run down of what the book is about:
Twelve-year-old Devin loves to play soccer. If she hadn’t just left Connecticut to move across the country, she would have been named seventh-grade captain on her school soccer team.
But now that Devin is starting seventh grade in Kentville, California, all bets are off. After all, some of the best players on the US national team come from California. She’s sure to have stiff competition. Or so she thinks.
When Devin shows up for tryouts, she discovers that the Kentville Kangaroos—otherwise known as the Kicks—are an absolute mess. Their coach couldn’t care less whether the girls win or lose. And Devin is easily one of the most talented players.
The good news is, Devin quickly makes friends with funny, outgoing Jessi; shy but sweet Zoe; and klutzy Emma. Can Devin and her newfound friends pull together and save the team from itself?
Purchase Saving the Team over at Amazon.
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