By Charles L Valenti
My son had the fortune of growing up in Italy as a military dependent. There, he learned the sport of soccer through relationships made with his Italian friends. His book “All-American” reveals how he used his knowledge of American sports on the soccer held in order to lead a team that would put together a streak of ten consecutive years of not losing a single regulation game by more than one goal!
And now, this book called “The Golden Lions of the Nosce Hostem” contains the military intelligence and counterintelligence with regard to strategic and tactical deployment of members of his team. This is the second half of the story, in explaining exactly how military philosophies based on actual events were used by his Grover Cleveland Soccer Team out of Ridgewood, New York City.