US Wins 2017 Gold Cup

US wins 2017 Gold Cup, and gives US soccer fans a sense of pride and excitement.

The US team are on a roll, undefeated in last 14 matches under Coach Bruce Arena.

Here is a little history over the last couple years in the world of USMNT soccer.

In 2015, CONCACAF Cup playoff determined the region’s entry to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. At the Rose Bowl, the U.S team were defeated 3-2 by Mexico. In 2016, summer, U.S. played as hosts of Copa America Centenario. They topped in Group A on a goal against Colombia. The USMNT beat the team Ecuador by 2-1 in the quarter-finals. Unfortunately, they fell to Colombia and Argentina 4-0 and again, 1-0 in the third place match. The team finished fourth at the Copa America, trying their best like in 1995.

They had successive losses to Costa Rica and Mexico in opening the games of final qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Bruce Arena replaced the place of Klinsmann as the national team coach. He coached the first two game in 2017 against Serbia and Jamaica. World Cup qualification was resumed on March 24. Arena and the USMNT had a record of a 6-0 win over Honduras. After winning over Honduras, the team traveled to play in Panama City, had a result of a drawing score of 1-1 over Panama. Then, they beat Tobago and Trinidad by 2-0. U.S. got their third World Cup Qualification result. When they play against Mexico and drew a score of 1-1. July 2017, USMNT won their sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup by a 2-1 win over Jamaica in the finals.

The victory marks the Sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup for the United State of America, where Bruce Arena became the first coach to win the competitions on three Gold Cups. Before halftime, Michael Bradley the captain was fouled 30 yards from goal. To ensure a free kick, one of the members, Altidore, stepped up and curled. It is a brilliant effort to defeat the Jamaican team before squeezing past Miller and attained a 1-0 score on the lead until the United States won the game 2-1 over Jamaica with Jordan Morris finishing strike and another Tim Howard great performance.

As the winner, United States will play against the soon to be winners of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the year 2019. It is one match playoff to know what team is qualified for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup. If ever the United States men’s national soccer team wins the 2019 Gold Cup, they automatically qualify for the Confederations Cup. US wins 2017 Gold Cup, on to now qualify for World Cup 2018.




Leicester City Wins EPL 2015-2016 Season

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Leicester City Wins EPL 2015-2016 Season

Leicester Outfoxes The Competition And Wins It All

You’ve got slightly better odds at being killed in a car crash. Slightly better than what? Slightly better than Leicester City’s chances of winning the Premier League at the beginning of this football season. Yet, the club fought against the five thousand to one odds and won the league. It was the first time since 1978 that a recently promoted second tier team has accomplished this feat – the last was Nottingham Forest. Nobody saw he East Midlands team coming, least of all Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United who couldn’t snag a win from the Foxes during their 22 and 36 season (they only lost three times all year, a feat in and of itself). This victory is made all the more poignant by the fact that Leicester is a small market team. The city itself isn’t that big and the team came in fourth in terms of player salaries by spending 48.2 million pounds. Manchester United spent 203 million pounds this year, for those of you counting that’s over four times as much. This goes to show that brilliant coaching (handled beautifully by Claudio Ranieri) and a drive to win can count for more than pounds in terms of winning the league. What this says to English Football is that it’s really not about who can spend more money or attract the biggest sponsors. It truly is still about heart, and millions of kids worldwide take to the pitch every day for just that reason. That’s not to say that money isn’t still heavily involved, but it’s good to know that it’s not always the predominant factor in football – A message that’s sorely needed after the FIFA fiasco of last year. And it’s telling that Gianni Infantino said of the Foxes win “It’s the magic of football.” Because hard work, mental fortitude, fair play, and talent couldn’t possibly have had anything to do with it, and talent clearly wasn’t a problem for Leicester City this year. Jamie Vardy was awarded the Guinness World Record for most goals scored in a Premier League season. Number 9 scored twenty-two goals. That’s right, folks, 22 goals this season. This isn’t meant to take anything away from the efforts of his mates like Captain Wes Morgan or the acrobatic Kasper Schmeichel, but it truly is a phenomenal feat. So rejoice Leicester. There definitely will not be any relegation next year, at least not for your club. Yet, with every sunny day there is always the threat of a dark cloud – one must wonder how Leicester will handle being top dogs . . . er, foxes next season. The buck with the biggest rack always has the largest price on his head and the top contenders of the Premier League will be furiously tracking the foxes scent.

Cheers for Leicester City Wins EPL 2015-2016 Season



Fast Skills And Best Drills U10,U11,U12,U13,U14

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Fast skills and best drills U10,U11,U12,U13,U14 helps the youth players build a foundation of

simple skills to use in game play. Setting up your base moves and working on your footwork is

something you can do everyday by yourself. Learning to move the ball back n forth and side to side

is the base moves needed to learn as you get more feel and touch for the ball. Small touches and

movements can make all the difference when trying to keep defenders on their heels and guessing

where you are going. Learn to touch the ball side to side and use a pull back move the get the

defenders leaning the wrong way. Turn your back to the defender and shield the ball to buy

some time for other player support to gather, but many times you may just have to move the

away from pressure and move into a clear space as you buy time to regroup. Cutting the ball

hard and using the outside part of your foot is always a great skill to master, as you always need

to learn how to keep the head up to view the field. Another tip is the always move towards a ball played

to you, if you wait for a ball to get to you, 70% of the time a defender will pick it off, and just moving

to the ball cuts off that half of a second of a defender making that play. Watch these videos for some

fast skills and best drills U10,U11,U12,U13,U14





Football Facts And Soccer Terms

Lothar Matthaus Most World Cup Apperences     Football facts and soccer terms are fun for coaches to throw around when

talking about this beautiful game. Because in the United States this game is

called Soccer, but everywhere else in the world it’s known as Football,

slightly confusing for most Americans. But since we didn’t invent it,

the terms of the game tend to confuse the new participant.

What’s the touch line?  Who gets the corner kick?  Is a goal kick like a penalty kick? Why is one

player offsides when the other one isn’t? Some say the game was first recorded being played in

Cuju and England in the 1800’s were playing it in the neighborhoods. Also the first known league

was set up in England in 1888, and the FIFA organization we know today was founded in 1904 in

Paris. Acouple of great fun articles about soccer terms and some football facts come from this

10 Soccer Things by Paste Magazine and this neat Brandon Gaille article about 44 Catchy

Soccer Slogans. We laughed at some of these slogans that you might see in Jr. High and High

School locker rooms, but they do make it fun, here 10 of them.

Bustin’ ours to kick yours.
Can’t should never be in an athletes vocabulary.
Don’t go through life without goals.
Eat, Sleep, Play Soccer.
Everyone should have a goal to conquer. I believe I’ll conquer yours.
For the love of the Game.
Heading to the top.
If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me.
If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?
If you don’t got guts don’t play the game.
If you’re not playing with all your heart, someone else is, and when you meet her, she’ll win.

Many great sites on the web have soccer terms, here three that we found with good info and easy to search

1.  Soccer America  http://www.socceramerica.com/glossary

2. First Base Sports  http://www.firstbasesports.com/soccer_glossary.html

3. For Youth Coaches JSC  http://www.juniorsoccercoach.com/public/730.cfm

MLS playoffs are heating up here in the United States, on Dec. 7th a new MLS champ will be crowned


High Scoring Soccer And 3 Youth Soccer Drills

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High scoring soccer and 3 youth soccer drills that will help put the ball in the net.

Seeing the end result after years of practice is the exactly what pros go through to be good at soccer.

Helpful youth soccer drills will create better players, and these videos of high scoring soccer will be

everyday occurrence as the pros get better here in the US. Passing the ball through defenders into

space for your team mate to run onto it is very important to learn. Also keep your crossing the ball

into the box area between the 6 yd line and the 14 yd spot is probably the most dangerous area to

defend against. A good cut back from when you dribble to the end line should be passed back towards

the 4 yrd/ 5yd area for an easy tap-in goal when attacking the end line. Spacing with your other offensive

players is critical when someone shoots at goal, because many deflections of defenders can end up in

front of the goal, and having everyone in one spot leaves an easy goal shot as a missed chance. Brad

Davis of the Houston Dynamo is a great example of learning how to chip the ball with pace in a very

short distance. Also Brad puts the ball at the 6 yd area for his teammate to head it home, a great

example of touch on the chip and spacing of all the Dynamo players on the goal scored. Again, many

youth drills work on just touching the ball lightly to get a feel of how the ball reacts. Watch these videos

for some high scoring soccer and 3 youth soccer drills that can help get them their next goal. [Read more…]

Soccer Fitness Drills And Goalie Skill Drills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soccer fitness drills and goalie skill drills are so important to putting together a quality program.

Working on your core power, cardiovascular strength, and upper/lower body conditioning.

Changing your physique and total body strength with these drills on a every other day format.

Using resisted front/side kicks, balanced volley kicks, jump headers, and jump kick combo’s.

Goalie drills that keepers moving and adjusting quickly to cut down shooting angle’s of the opponent.

Jumping and diving drills keeping the feet moving along with getting up quickly to recover in a ready

position. These videos and articles about soccer fitness and goalie drills will help the team to get better. [Read more…]

Soccer Drills Help Playing The Game Of Soccer / Football

 

 

 

 

Soccer Drills Help Playing The Game Of Soccer / Football

Soccer drills and drilling the basics always helps your touch on the ball, as you will get better everyday.
Learning the basics with soccer drills will help you in a game just to react to what is given to you.
Keep drills simple, repeat them multiple times to see improvement, then look for other drills. Videos are
all through out this site showing you drills for coaches and for the individual player to do on their own.
In the upper right hand corner of this site, The Soccer Info, you will see a search bar. Please write
in any word you are looking to train on, then find many articles/videos show up on that topic. Passing,
dribbling, shooting, trapping, heading, scoring, goalie drills, and many more Soccer/Football terms.
Plus the tags below under all videos gives you more to research in that category. Videos of drills and
game highlights of soccer matches are under most “MORE” tabs below. Check out the whole site on
The Soccer Info. Main categories are AYSO, Youth Soccer, High School Soccer, College, MLS, Indoor,
International and English Premier League Football.
Any ideas for new categories or write us about your players and teams, is what this site is about.
Get new advice every week from different sources in the world of soccer/football. Learn, Enjoy, SHARE [Read more…]

Best Soccer Drills U12, U13, U14, U15 For Faster Soccer Skills

 

 

 

 

 

Best Soccer Drills U12, U13, U14, U15 For Faster Soccer Skills

Some of the best soccer drills for faster skill development can be worked on in the off season anytime.

Working on single person and two person drills can be practiced without large team group. Work

these drills everyday and your mastery will come after years of pushing the speed in which you can do

these soccer basics. Starting with juggling and small touches of the ball in dribbling movements, the

more you learn how to cut the ball the better. Using both the inside and out side parts of each foot,

as you make quick changes of the ball direction, you will always keep defenders off balance. No look

passing or Fake Look passing is one of the best ways to keep defenders guessing where you are

passing to your teammates, as games get higher and higher in competition level. 5 simple soccer drills

below will help your everyday development of good soccer basics skills. [Read more…]

Everyday Soccer Drills Both Indoor And Outdoor Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triangle passing drills are one of the main formats for successful training for game play.

Also learning how to receive the ball and trap it under your control is so important to work on.

Even working around the house and using your family members to set up an obstacle course,

can keep drilling on soccer techniques and keeping it fresh n fun. If you want to try some higher level

with shooting and passing, try learning the bicycle kick. This might come in handy 1 in 100 games. [Read more…]

Top 10 Under 18 Scoring Champs And Top 5 Winningest Coaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Winningest Soccer Coaches, Terry Michler tops the list with 845 wins from 1972 to 2011.

Miller Bugliari and Gene Chyzowych both have over 746 wins, and both have success New Jersey

soccer teams. Greg Vitello and Vince Drake had over 716 wins and with Terry Michler had successful

St. Louis MO programs. Many of these coaches have had great young soccer players and have helped

them in U18 programs. Here is a list of some the hottest goals scores in the U18 category in some of

soccer’s best programs. The top 10 U18 goal scorers are in order Caleb Clarke, John Chronopoulos,

Christian Duarte, Daniel Garcia, Danny Jensen, Jake Freeman, T.J. Casner, Brandon Allen,

Mac Steeves, and Joey Calistri. See below some of these top young goal scorers. [Read more…]