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Soccer Team Upset

Story

It is just the beginning of the soccer season, but Tyler is pumped. His team is stacked with awesome players and they have a real shot at being league champions. When a couple of the stars consider leaving to play on a travel team, Tyler is furious. Then he finds out that star-power isn’t the only way to win games.

The History

In the 1950 World Cup, which was played in Brazil, the ragtag U.S. soccer team shocked the world when it defeated the power-packed team from England. Read about that thrilling U.S. victory in the bonus history chapter in Soccer Team Upset.

FOR TEACHERS

Chapter-by-Chapter Writing Prompts/Discussion Questions (45 KB)

Aligned with Common Core Reading Standards