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Former soccer star Shane Stay discusses his book 'Why Soccer Isn't There Yet'

Why American Soccer Isn't There Yet analyzes the methods of Brazil, Spain, Holland - where the author has lived and played - and other similar nations, establishing ground for a new vision in the approach to American soccer. The purpose is to establish a fresh insight into contemporary American soccer as the men's national team reaches for the ultimate destination of a World Cup championship. American fans are used to winning titles. The US needs to win the World Cup in order to be "there."

As the USMNT defeated Holland and Germany (the world champs) in 2015, they showed it can be done. The majority of American soccer players have athletic talent, the raw physical ability, and often the technical ability, however they have been fed the wrong mental information, which in part, has held the US back. This book lays out what the core problem is, how to break it down, and fix it for the future of American soccer, which has the potential to become a prominent world power.

Shane Stay is a former professional soccer player, writer, comedian, producer and founder of Leaf Dressing. In 2008, Stay bottled Leaf Dressing, co-authored a print book, published a magazine story, worked clubs as a comedian, played restaurateur and received a Masters of Arts. Stay has a Bachelor of Arts from Sonoma State University and a Master of Arts from Southern Illinois University. 

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