Alex Morgan became the youngest member of the US women’s national soccer team in 2009 and competed in the 2011 FIFA World Cup. She was the first overall pick in the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer draft and landed a spot on the US Olympic women’s soccer team in 2012. At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, held in London, Morgan won her first Olympic medal, a gold, with the American team. In 2015, she achieved her lifelong goal of winning a World Cup trophy, in the most-watched soccer match in US history. She now plays for the Orlando Pride in Orlando, Florida.
But Stafa is a striker, so will Cody play a different position to stay on the starting line? Is he ready to have something more than friendship with Mandy when she is suddenly distant with him? Now that he no longer needs treatment for his cancer, maybe he should take up his parents' offer to move back to their old home town and just leave everything behind?
To answer the question of who he really is, Cody has to face down bully Timothy from the rival soccer team The Storm once and for all, make peace between friends chosen for the elite team and resentful teammates, help Mandy deal with her family troubles -- and figure out what Cody Dorsett really wants.
Following the characters who appear in his very successful novels Striker and The Beautiful Game, The Starting Eleven completes David Skuy's trilogy about an eventful summer for Cody and his teammates.
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Since Ryan Flynn got into trouble for bullying, he's been determined to pull his socks up and be the best captain United's ever had. So when team-mate Craig causes problems on - and off - the pitch, Ryan knows he must get to the bottom of it or he'll lose a talented player. But Craig's worries are much bigger than Ryan realized - can he help Craig and stop him from being shown the red card?