More than Goals
BookExperience the sport of soccer like never before! More Than Goals will take you inside each level of competition and development of the most successful U.S. men’s soccer player ever.
Coaches, teammates, and opponents recognize that Reyna’s value on the field and to a squad extends far beyond the goal-scoring situations he creates. More Than Goals captures the consummate leader and captain’s passion and knowledge for the game. You’ll gain both an appreciation of what it takes to excel in the sport and insights on how to play it.
Author Claudio Reyna has been a champion performer from youth club through professional levels. The following are among his accomplishments:
- Two-time state champion and two-time Parade magazine High School Player of the Year at St. Benedict’s Prep (New Jersey)
- Three-time national champion and All-American, two-time Player of the Year, and College Player of the Century at the University of Virginia
- Three-time World Cup competitor and World Cup all-star team selection in 2002
- Captain of teams in top professional leagues in Germany, Scotland, and England
Reyna is widely considered one of the best players the United States have ever produced and is now the USSF US Youth Soccer Technical Director.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Dad’s Home!
Chapter 2. Play First, Win Later
Chapter 3. We Beat Brazil!
Chapter 4. Cool Like Bogi
Chapter 5. Let’s Outplay Them
Chapter 6. Practicing to Win
Chapter 7. Total Soccer
Chapter 8. Olympic Lessons
Chapter 9. Barcelona Beckons
Chapter 10. A Bittersweet World Cup
Chapter 11. Joining the Work Force
Chapter 12. It’s in the Net
Chapter 13. Special Delivery
Chapter 14. Failure in France, Glory in Glasgow
Chapter 15. American Flags at Ibrox and Foxboro
Chapter 16. Department of Defense
Chapter 17. From Korea to Letterman
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.”
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.
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
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
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