When Matt enters his senior year of high school, his father can't help but feel some mixed emotions. What is his role in shaping his son's future? What will life be like when Matt is away at college? And what about soccer? Matt's success on the soccer team is a cause for celebration-but is it just setting him up for disappointment later in life? In this candid memoir, W. D. Wetherell-a devoted dad, a diehard soccer fan, and a prize-winning author-follows his son's team from field to field and win to win, and ruminates on topics ranging from the sport's esoteric appeal in America to the conflicting feelings of a parent sending his youngest child out into the world. Reflecting on his own experiences both as a participant and a spectator, Wetherell offers a thoughtful tribute to both the game of soccer and the rewards of fatherhood.