Soccer was just on the edges of my radar in high school since we had a team. I went to a few games and was friends with the players. It drifted toward the center of my radar when MLS formed and my city had a team. As my interest in gridiron football waned over the years, soccer has moved to dead-center of my scope. This book mirrors that in many ways, and I think much of America is headed the same way.
If you are a fan of American soccer that has dabbled in the goings-on of the English Premier League, this book will give you insight into the fans, the culture, and the system of relegation. It helps that the author is an accomplished sports journalist, leading to comfortable readability.