Summer Kicks

Simon Alder

For the team? Or for the glory? Malcolm is a star striker, who’s ready to show off his skills in the premier summer league. When he finds out the winning team gets to practice with the Major League Soccer team, DC United, and Malcolm’s hero, Dwayne De Rosario, he’s determined to take his team to the top. But things take a downward spiral when Malcolm gets stuck on the losing-est team in the league. His coach has them running pointless drills instead of playing, he gets tricked into making a super-embarrassing bet with the league bully, and his goalie is…a girl! Can Malcolm take his team from zeros-to-heroes in time to secure the league championship and win a once-in-a-lifetime chance to practice with his hero, or will he end up tip-toeing around the stadium in a tutu?

About the author

Born in England, Simon Alder grew up moving frequently with his politically active parents. The two things that kept him grounded and confident were books and soccer (aka Football). After a brief career in the technology field Simon decided that combining his life's passions was the true path to happiness and success. Simon looks forward to the day when his son will be able to read The Soccer Series. He and his family live on an organic apple farm in Berkshire region of western Massachusetts.

Simon Alder