Red Card

Red Card

by Bill Summers


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Soccer phenom Charlie Connor is cruising through high school, until the letter arrives from London. Charlie makes the academy team at elite club Burnchester United—and makes fast enemies. Battered by inferior opponents and spurned by jealous teammates, Charlie yearns to return home to Virginia. But Charlie’s dad can’t hear him, not while he’s living his dream through his son. Charlie’s girlfriend and best pal are no help either. Charlie’s yoga instructor helps him curb his rage and earn promotion to Burnchester United. Maturing into a world-class talent, Charlie envisions a career playing for Burnchester and the U.S. national team. But his dad is pushing him down a different path, a path shaped by ego, greed, and Charlie’s dual citizenship. As his first contract expires and the World Cup looms, Charlie’s future hangs in the wind. Will he stand up to his dad, or get taken down?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999897904
Publisher: Full Sun Press
Publication date: 10/05/2018
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 1,159,249
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Bill Summers is a writer and soccer enthusiast. He is the author of the young adult novel, Red Card. His Max Miles Soccer Series comprises three chapter books for middle-grade boys: Clash of Cleats, Cracked Cleats, and Comeback Cleats. His Shannon Swift Soccer Series features three books for middle-grade girls: Magic Boots, Scuffed Boots, and Buffed Boots. The first book in each series has been published; the second and third books will be released soon. Summers's first book, The Soccer Starter, Your Guide to Coaching Young Players, was published by McFarland & Company in 2006. Summers began playing soccer at age six in a schoolyard in Oxford, England. A native of Ithaca, New York, he went on to play at Cornell University, where he was captain and named an alternate to the NCAA Senior Bowl. Summers continued to lace up long into his adult years, learning something new each time he crossed the chalk. As a parent, he spent a decade coaching boys' and girls' youth teams. For thirty years, Summers moonlighted as a sports reporter covering soccer, baseball, basketball, and football for The Bernardsville News in New Jersey. His soccer writing has earned awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. While his soccer boots are now untied for good, he remains tethered to the game through heart, mind, and keyboard. To learn more, visit

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