A World of Pain

Chronicling the injuries of the soccer players at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Check out our infographic and also read more in Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment,
the new book from Major League Soccer's medical coordinator John Gallucci, Jr.


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2014 World Cup soccer injuries infographic


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Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment book cover

Written by one of the most renowned physical therapists/athletic trainers in the country and the medical coordinator for Major League Soccer, Soccer Injury Prevention and Treatment is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to optimal performance for players, parents, and coaches. This book provides the best strength training, endurance, stretching, nutrition, and hydration regimens to keep athletes of all ages and abilities safe from injuries and on the field.

Key Features:

  • Learn how to prevent the most common soccer injuries, including ACL tears, ankle sprains, calf strains, and shin splints
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of injury and when to seek treatment
  • Stop nagging injuries from becoming chronic problems
  • Get exercises to build endurance, flexibility, and power while protecting your body from harm
  • Learn the LESS strengthening program, a targeted lower body strengthening plan to prevent injury