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The Cup

Walt Manning

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From the slums of Philadelphia and the back alleys of Dublin, to the fields of the World Cup, THE CUP takes you to the heart of the action and introduces you to an unforgettable cast of characters.Sean McGrath was raised by his father to believe inMoreFrom the slums of Philadelphia and the back alleys of Dublin, to the fields of the World Cup, THE CUP takes you to the heart of the action and introduces you to an unforgettable cast of characters.Sean McGrath was raised by his father to believe in two things, soccer and Irish freedom. We see him rise from a high school star, to a college all-American and on to a first round pick by the Philadelphia Nationals. Even in the pros Sean becomes the best of the best and is selected to play for the U.S. in the World Cup.Along the way, he meets and falls in love with Robin Vaughn. There are just two problems: she is the daughter of the, lest than honest, owner of the Nationals and is married to the leagues head of security, a man who must protect Sean’s life but who would rather see him dead.Before the Cup, Sean travels to Ireland where he is welcomed by one of the leaders of the Irish Republican Army, the I.R.A., Stewart Wolfe. Sean believes the I.R.A. to be the hope fore Ireland’s future, unknowingly becomes involved in a plot to free one of their own from prison, and learns the truth when he sees Wolfe cold bloodedly murder his best friend.Peggy Reilly, another I.R.A. leader with whom Sean has had an affair, gives the order to have him killed.Sean returns to play in The Cup and Stewart Wolfe heads for the games to kill him.