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""""As one of the most gifted players in U.S. soccer history and national team captain, Claudio Reyna has helped the team to be more successful and competitive internationally. Through his professional experiences in Germany, Scotland, and England, he's become a great pro and a wonderful student of the game. "More Than Goals" is a special look at what motivates this great player and how he's developed his skills. I highly recommend this book to all soccer enthusiasts. Bruce ArenaU.S. National Team Coach and Technical Director """When Claudio's on the field, teammates know he's going to get them the ball and that he'll help them to play better." More Than Goals" gives insights into becoming that kind of player.""" Landon Donovan 2002 and 2003 U.S. Player of the Year "A mix of a biography, a national team history, practice exercises andcoaching philosophy. a gold mine of recent U.S. and international soccerinformation."Hardy Fuchs, NSCAA Soccer Journal "A book that inspires and educates."Luis F. Sanchez, El Nuevo Herald "Hits the mark as an autobiography, a coaching manual and a non-fictionbook by intertwining stories, observations, tips and tidbits in a smootheasy-to-read story."PA West Touchline "Reyna's picked up something useful from every coach and his comments abouthow different coaches use particular practice drills to the team's advantageis helpful to the player and coach at any level."Tony Edwards, ussoccerplayers.com "

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""As one of the most gifted players in U.S. soccer history and national team captain, Claudio Reyna has helped the team to be more successful and competitive internationally. Through his professional experiences in Germany, Scotland, and England, he's become a great pro and a wonderful student of the game. More Than Goals is a special look at what motivates this great player and how he's developed his skills. I highly recommend this book to all soccer enthusiasts.”

Bruce Arena
U.S. National Team Coach and Technical Director


""When Claudio's on the field, teammates know he's going to get them the ball and that he'll help them to play better. More Than Goals gives insights into becoming that kind of player.""

Landon Donovan
2002 and 2003 U.S. Player of the Year

“A mix of a biography, a national team history, practice exercises and
coaching philosophy. ... a gold mine of recent U.S. and international soccer
information.”

Hardy Fuchs, NSCAA Soccer Journal

“A book that inspires and educates.”
Luis F. Sanchez, El Nuevo Herald

“Hits the mark as an autobiography, a coaching manual and a non-fiction
book ... by intertwining stories, observations, tips and tidbits in a smooth
easy-to-read story.”

PA West Touchline

“Reyna's picked up something useful from every coach and his comments about
how different coaches use particular practice drills to the team's advantage
is helpful to the player and coach at any level.”

Tony Edwards, ussoccerplayers.com

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 1 edition (March 27, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736051716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736051712
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,733,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dan in Connecticut on May 12, 2004
Format: Paperback
Tired of typical linear, from-youth-to-star books? Unsatisfied with "how-to" drills? If so, this is the perfect antidote.
Claudio's story as a genuine American soccer hero is a special one -- and he tells it in an engaging, exciting way. With the help of talented soccer journalist Mike Woitalla, Claudio weaves various parts of his career with thoughts on the state of American soccer today. Using his father (his first coach) as an example, Claudio describes his view of American soccer -- the ideal, and the reality.
The book can be read and enjoyed by many audiences: young players seeking inspiration; coaches looking for tips on how to teach and motivate, and soccer fans hoping for an inside view of a true American hero.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 26, 2004
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The U.S.'s greatest soccer star, Claudio Reyna, has always put more effort in his game than most players, and he does the same thing in this book. Instead of simply writing an autobiography, or an instruction manual, he does both in More Than Goals. And he does it with great style too, using his own personal experiences to illustrate the general principles and techniques that have made him one of the world's premiere players. If you're a fan who wants to know more about Claudio, or a player who wants to learn how to take your game to the next level, this book is for you...
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BeingDigital on October 2, 2010
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I wasn't as interested in the details of Claudio's professional career as the work he put in during his formative years - the things he did as a kid that made him successful as an adult. Lot's of good advice about how to practice and the importance of passing. Should be required reading for soccer coaches in the US.
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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 23, 2004
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"As one of the most gifted players in U.S. soccer history and national team captain, Claudio Reyna has helped the team to be more successful and competitive internationally. Through his professional experiences in Germany, Scotland, and England, he's become a great pro and a wonderful student of the game. More Than Goals is a special look at what motivates this great player and how he's developed his skills. I highly recommend this book to all soccer enthusiasts."
Bruce Arena
U.S. National Team Coach and Technical Director
"When Claudio's on the field, teammates know he's going to get them the ball and that he'll help them to play better. More Than Goals gives insights into becoming that kind of player."
Landon Donovan
2002 and 2003 U.S. Player of the Year
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