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Under-the-lights-and-in-the-dark, oxenham understands a good sports story must work as a mirror to reflect the world around it. and, like friday night lights or seabiscuit, under the lights and in the dark does just that … this work is truly a testament to women’s soccer and women in sports. it is also a fun story for both sports fans and plain old readers alike.”. Under the lights and in the dark takes us insid the team hitchhiked to practice, shared their field with a horse and wore hand-me-downs from the men's team. if this was brazil, the mecca of futebol , what did the women's game look like in other countries?, under the lights and in the dark: untold stories of women's soccer takes an unprecedented look inside the lives of professional soccer players around the world – from precarious positions in underfunded teams and leagues, to sold-out stadiums and bright lights. award-winning filmmaker and journalist gwendolyn oxenham tells the stories of the phenoms, underdogs, and nobodies – players ....

Under the lights and in the dark takes us inside the world of women’s soccer, following players across the globe, from portland thorns star allie long, who trains in an underground men’s league in new york city; to english national fara williams, who hid her homelessness from her teammates while playing for the english national team., and, like friday night lights or seabiscuit, under the lights and in the dark does just that... this work is truly a testament to women's soccer and women in sports. it is also a fun story for both sports fans and plain old readers alike." (gretchen lida, washington independent review of books).

Under the lights and in the dark takes us inside the world of women’s soccer, following players across the globe, from portland thorns star allie long, who trains in an underground men’s league in...