Penalty Kicks Great Goalie Saves MLS Cup 2013

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Penalty kicks great goalie saves MLS Cup 2013 was one to remember. Even low temp of 17 degrees

and ice on the field, could not keep the red hot Sporting KC from claiming their first MLS Cup title

as SKC and second MLS Cup for the team history, since beating Chicago Fire in the year 2000 under

goalie Tony Meola and defensive star Peter Vermes, now the head coach  of The Wiz(Sporting KC).

With balls bouncing off posts more than 7 times this match, it was only inches that separated a great

Real Salt Lake and this 2013 Sporting KC club. RSL opens the scoring in the 53rd minute with a great

no look chip pass from Kyle Beckerman to a nice chest trap just in front of a beautiful 27 yard shot from

Alvaro Saborio who buries it in the back of the net, putting red up 1-0. Sporting KC would knock at the

door all game until a head ball off Sporting KC’s star defender Aurelien Collin on a corner kick tied it up

1-1 in the 76th minute. Both teams fought all 90 minutes and extra time, but penalty kicks had to

decide it. It had to go 10 rounds of penalty shots for again Aurelien Collin to bury his PK and super

goalie Jimmy Nielson to stop multiple shots in winning 2013 MLS Cup. Penalty kicks great goalie saves

MLS Cup 2013 was one to remember, Sporting KC the victors. Also this week, mens team USA got see

their group for World Cup 2014 in Brazil, and Germany, Portugal, and Ghana will be playing the US

Team in June 2014. Great video’s below of Team USA qualifying round matches. [Read more…]

Faster Soccer Skills For More Goals

Soccer Skills

 

 

 

 

 

Faster soccer skills for more goals and balanced dribbling techniques are a one two punch in coaching.

Many coaches look for drills that work on touch of the player in dribbling, trapping, and passing during

game situations. The first touch is so important to control into an area you can make your next move.

Setting the ball up off that first touch can set up a pass or a shot, let alone dribbling into space to

advance the play. Also seeing open team-mates as you receive the ball, gives you a chance to deflect

the ball towards them giving your team-mate a better chance to shoot or settle the ball down for

control. As you get the ball in front of the net, the 6 yard line box is so dangerous for one touch shots

or deflections to your team-mates. Watch as you see these pro’s put the ball into the 6 yard line box

and how many goals are scored with these quick crosses. Another key element you will see in these

videos, is the “never give up attitude” of these pros. You will see faster soccer skills for more goals

as these pros use all these techniques in these links above and MLS videos. [Read more…]

Best Soccer Drills For Ball Control And Looking Around

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Best soccer drills for ball control and looking around when seeing the field. Dribbling

and knowing where your defenders are as you control the ball is an important skill to

master every year you play. Being able to dribble with speed and look behind yourself

is crucial for attacking play and putting pressure on defenders. Using quick 30 second

mini drills and moving from skill to skill is vital in working on speed of the game. As the

dribbling gets the ball into dangerous area’s, the passing will set up the shooting. Fast paced

short crosses in the 6 yard line area in front of the goal can produce goal chances for offenders.

Along with practice on volley shots and taking long shots on goal keeping the ball on frame

produces danger on the defense. Check out these best soccer drills for ball control and looking

around as you see in these MLS matches great results. Best Soccer Drills In The Links Above, To Your Success ! [Read more…]

Dribbling Soccer Drills For U8, U10, U12, U14, U16

Dribbling Cuts By Pro's

 

 

 

 

 

Dribbling soccer drills for U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and tips on how to improve them.

Many players ask what can they do on their off season?  Most coaches would say touch and dribbling

speed. In dribbling balance is so important in speed and quickness, start slowly and work on looking up

after you have touched the ball to move from one spot to another. This balance of looking up and

down is what will come natural after years of playing. It will only take a half second to look up and see

the field, after a while you will feel the defenders coming at you, so remember quick side to side moves

and changing the direction of the ball keeps them guessing. Watch these MLS pro’s during a match use

the drills in this video series, and how redirection / cut backs help them keep the ball under control to

set up a pass or shot. Heal passes, bicycle kicks and head ball flick goals are all a result of the build

up of the dribbling that got the ball there to produce the goal. Enjoy watching how dribbling soccer drills

for U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 can help score your next goal. [Read more…]

Goal Scoring Lessons And Striker Skills For All Forwards

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Goal scoring lessons and striker skills for all forwards can be seen as watching Chris Wondolowski of

US Men’s team. Wondo is putting on a striker clinic as he plays in the Gold Cup 2013 and now has

racked up 5 goals of many angles. Already Wondo has knocked in a hat trick with in 41 minutes in one

half, and two goals vs Cuba, to show his striker skills as his spacing around the 6 yard line shows his

awareness to stay open in tight spaces. Be on your toes strikers/forwards, you just never know when

the ball will come bouncing your way. Quick pokes at the ball and touching it away one-time are the

drills every striker should work on with in a 15 yard half circle from the goal mouth. On longer shots

like 18yards out, watch Joe Corona one time strike vs Cuba, that comes from many years of one time

shots from all angles at distance. Corona, Donovan, and Wondolowski all show you how not to over

power the ball, but just strike it clean and let the angle make the finishing touch. In a MLS match,

Soony Saad from Sporting KC had an example of a nice side volley inside the 6 yard line area as he

took what the defense was not clearing out, and had to make up a shot was just a reaction. Another

great striker who takes the touch with out over powering the ball would be Chris Rolfe of Chicago Fire,

watch as he touches the clip just past the keeper instead of looking for hard shot at goal. All these

examples are goal scoring lessons and striker skills for all forwards to master, watch below. [Read more…]

Abby Wambach Sets New Scoring Record And Striker Skills

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Abby Wambach sets new scoring record and striker skills, showing she is the best scorer of all time.

Wambach tied Mia Hamm only 18 minutes into the South Korea match on June 20th 2013, and only

11 minutes later she was the leader on a head ball goal off a corner kick to take the record at 159.

At the 46 minute mark, she knocked in her 4th goal for the game, while the US went on to a 5-0

thumping of South Korea. The whole US women’s team is hitting all cylinders playing with great support

for offensive and defensive dominance in international play. Kristie Mewis and Lauren Cheney started off

the friendly match with some quick goals to set the tone of the match. Carli Llyod and Wambach added

goals in the friendly match. Canada got stung by the red hot US squad in a 3-0 solid win with

Alex Morgan tucking away two goals and Sydney Leroux put away one for another USA victory. [Read more…]

Montreal Impact And Vancouver Whitecaps Start MLS 2013 Undefeated

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Montreal Impact And Vancouver Whitecaps Start MLS 2013 undefeated.

O’ Canada, the MLS is changing power teams?  Not really, good start for these two upstart teams,

however two games into the regular season is way too early to say these two Canadian based teams

will compete for the MLS cup. Montreal starts off in the first 30 minutes with a nice bicycle shot n goal,

and with two goals in hand by the 60 minute mark, Portland could not seem to mount a real come back.

Vancouver Whitecaps also start off 2-0 undefeated in 2013, with a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew.

The Whitecaps put unbelievable pressure on all game. In the first five minutes Daigo Kobayashi hit a 30

yard strike for a long range goal to start off the match right. Kenny Miller finishes the game with a cool

strike to put it away. Hopefully these two teams can keep it up, we will see in late July when playoffs start our discussion. [Read more…]

Houston Dynamo And San Jose Earthquakes Take The First Games

 

 

 

 

 

Houston Dynamo and San Jose Earthquakes take the first games of the 2012 division playoffs.

Dynamo hosted Sporting Kansas City in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and in

the Western Conference Semi-Finals, The San Jose Earthquakes played the LA Galaxy. Both were

tight matches, both winning teams had clean sheets against their rival. 2-0 Dynamo, shut down

the Sporting KC machine that dominated the East Division this year. LA Galaxy had their chances

but Beckham’s cross went wide of Keane and late in the match Robbie Keane rattled on off the cross

bar. Leaving a long shot late in extra time to decide a 1 to nothing match in favor of the Earthquakes. [Read more…]

DC United Making A Run On The 2012 MLS Playoff’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC United is on a great run for the playoffs in Oct 2012, they are only points away. After 4 out

of 5 in the win category, the men in black are playing great defense to get a playoff seeding. Against

The New England Revolution, DC got down 1-0 in the 29th minute, only to turn around 2 minutes

later to score on a crossing run that left the ball on a great long shot making it 1-1. In the second half

the defense stiffened and in the 63rd minute after a “Play On” call by the ref, DC got the winner to take

the 3 points away from the Revolution. In the latest match against Toronto FC, both teams had a clean

sheet going into the 87th minute, when Toronto’s Goal Keeper made a big error and gave an easy goal to Salahi.

Watch Out, DC United Making A Run On The 2012 MLS Playoff’s

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Chicago Fire Red Hot Moving Towards Playoffs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Fire are hot right now, with two victories in Sept., that 6 points puts them in 2nd place in the

Eastern Division. Beating the Houston Dynamo in early Sept. by a 3-1 score, they putting the heat

on the East soccer teams. With Marco Pappa gone and others team members moving on, Coach Frank

Klopas has the Fire hitting on all cylinders. Toronto FC got down quick to the red hot Chicago FC giving

up 2 goals in the first half of their match acouple days ago. The Fire almost had another shutout, but

one defensive lapse gave up the clean sheet to this Canadian FC, the 3 points still went to Chicago. [Read more…]