Dewey Number: 796.334
The Colorado Rapids have thrilled their fans since becoming a charter member of Major League Soccer in 1996. They steamrolled into the MLS Cup finals a year later and consistently attracted more than 50,000 to Mile High Stadium in their early years. The Rapids shocked the soccer world by winning the championship in 2010. Exciting players such as Conor Casey, Joe Cannon, Chris Henderson and Omar Cummings have
entertained Rapids fans by scoring goals and preventing goals. This fun book gives readers an inside look at the Colorado Rapids and their greatest moments.
Major league soccer (MLS), the sports premier professional league in the U.S., has brought a higher level of play, an increased awareness of the game, and a growing number of fans in the world of soccer. The writers don’t assume that readers have prior knowledge of the sport or the league, so each slim book in Major League Soccer series spotlight one team within a set framework. After presenting a history of the league and the particular city’s professional soccer teams, the text briefly reviews the rules of the game, introduces some notable players, and discuss matters such as the challenges of having team members who are new to North America. Atlanta United FC emphasizes the team’s many young international players, enthusiastic fan base, and many success. Besides discussing the team’s history, Colorado Rapids details the difficulties faced by MLS players from non-English-speaking countries. Orlando City SC includes a section on the new stadium, designed for soccer. The large format offers plenty of space for colorful action photos and digital graphics. Librarians should consider volumes on their community’s home team and perhaps its main rivals.--Booklist, Carolyn Phelan, Booklist, December 1, 2019