Goal! 16+ Soccer Books for Kids

by Laura Lambert

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All Your Saturdays Occupied. If you get the reference, you may have a few of these soccer titles on your bookshelves already. If you don’t get the reference, know that, for the more than 3.5 million girls and boys who play in one of the two major youth soccer organizations in the United States (AYSO or US Youth Soccer), Saturday soccer is a way of life. On the field, they don cleats and shin guards, they aim for the goal, they learn the life lessons of teamwork. Off the field, they root for their favorite players — in MLS, at the Olympics, and on league teams around the world.

So what should the next Alex Morgan or Landon Donovan be reading? Here are some great soccer books for players and fans of all ages.

Any other soccer books you’d add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.