23 Days in Korea
An American at the World Cup
About the Book
At the 2002 World Cup in South Korea, the United States National Team proved to their fellow Americans and everyone else in the world that they could play the world's game. Avenging their last place finish in 1998, the Americans stunned the world by advancing to the Final Eight, shocking one of the favorites, Portugal, and eliminating their archrivals, Mexico, along the way.
Part-time journalist and full-time fan, Andy Gustafson, was there for it all! In 23 Days in Korea, he brings the reader along for the very wild ride. Cheer with Sam's Army from the cheap seats as the US shocks opponent after opponent. Revel at the outrageous victory parties. Hear the songs and taste the kim'chi. Meet fans from around the world and travel to exotic cities, stadiums and restaurants. The descriptions are so vivid, the readers will be able to experience all the action, both on and off the field.
About the Author
Andy Gustafson is the co-host of the bi-weekly television show, This Week in Soccer. Currently, he writes for www.OnTheSidelines.org and has been featured on www.Sams-Army.com, as well as the Emerald City Gazette. He previously appeared on the weekly radio show, The Soccer Show. Andy is a graduate of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. Originally from Roanoke, VA, Andy now resides in Annandale, VA with his wife, Ivy.