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beckham experiment cover 192x300 Grant Wahls The Beckham Experiment: A Review

In a book that is sure to rile some feathers of the biggest names in the MLS, Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated has written the probable book of the summer in his all telling book, The Beckham Experiment. Hopefully I will pick up the book today and have it read by sometime next week, but until I can get the review up, here are some goodies from other writers in the blogosphere.

Adam Spangler of This is American Soccer has a wonderful interview with Grant Wahl.

Kartik Krishnaiyer of MajorLeagueSoccerTalk writes an insightful review of the book.

Also, if you haven’t yet read the excerpt from the book that was featured in Sports Illustrated, here is a link to that piece of gold.

Happy Reading!

UPDATE: The second part of the interview over at TIAS with Grant Wahl.


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A new semi regular column is going up soon here on the 2-6.

The twentysixpanels book review will look at the biographies, case studies and novels that have defined the world of football and soccer through the decades. It will be a way for readers to familiarize themselves on the better books on soccer around the world. Here is just a sampling of what will be covered this summer and fall.

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Among the Thugs by Bill Buford

Soccer in Sun and Shadow by Eduardo Galeano

The Beckham Experiment by Grant Wahl

How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer

And hopefully others, if I can get them read, which include:

Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics by Jonathan Wilson

Brilliant Orange The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer by David Winner

First post should be up in the next few days. What’s your favorite soccer book? Excited for The Beckham Experiment? Let me know in the comments.

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