The 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.