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Santiago has reason to think that his dream of becoming a professional soccerplayer is just that---until an amazing turn of events affords him a chance toplay for one of England's top clubs. Based on the action-packed movie, comingfrom Touchstone Pictures in March, "Goal!" is set against the backdrop of theworld's most popular and exciting sport.
While growing up on the tough streets of Los Angeles, Santiago's greatest joy is playing soccer. So it is a dream come true when a British scout sees him playing in the park and offers him a trial with one of England's top Premiership clubs. Determined to succeed, Santiago leaves behind his struggling family and his modest home, and flies halfway around the world to give it his best shot.
But it's not smooth sailing when Santiago arrives in northern England. Team practices are intense, and in this place where people live and breathe the sport, many seem eager to find fault with the new Latino player from L.A. The pressure even spurs Santiago to keep a secret that could sabotage his performance. There is no doubt that Santiago has skill, flair, and dedication. But does he have the stamina he will need for the English game?
Based on the action-packed movie, "Goal "is a gripping tale of trial and tribulation set against the backdrop of the world's most popular and exciting sport.
About the Author :
Robert Rigby has contributed to Goal! : The Dream Begins as an author.
ROBERT RIGBY is a playwright, novelist, and television scriptwriter. His award-winning work with youth theater companies has been staged in Britain, Europe, the United States, and Africa. He is also the writer of the long-running BBC children's drama series "Byker Grove".
|Title:||Goal! : The Dream Begins||Publisher:||Harcourt Paperbacks|
|No. of Pages:||229|
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