Youth Soccer Players Watch MLS Cup

zardes mls cup la galaxy

 

 

 

 

 

Youth soccer players watch MLS Cup looking for hopes and dreams to be a pro player someday.

Both MLS players Gyasi Zardes of the LA Galaxy and Chris Tierney of the New England Rev’s, watched

as young players hoping to play in this big of a match someday, and that day was now Dec 7th. Both

teams ready after highly contested playoff matches with slight edge in goals scored to make 2014

MLS Cup one to remember. Robbie Keane becomes the Galaxy savior with an extra time strike that

put the StubHub center into a fevered pitch, then to hoist the cup for the fifth time after a 2-1 Galaxy win.

Robbie Rogers had a great shot under two minutes into the match but the Rev’s cleaned up an early

mistake to keep it 0-0 into the 52nd minute mark. Then Zardes took a great cross into the six yard

line box area and tucked away a beautiful shot to put the Galaxy up and Landon Donovan only 68

minutes away another Cup trophy. However the Rev’s were not out of it, many great chances and

alot of pressure on LA ‘s goalie Jaime Penedo, finally Chris Tierney broke the shut out with an amazing

touch to send the Rev fans into great relief tied at 1-1, 78th minute. Many more chances both sides for

the next 12 minutes, Lee Nguyen gets so bad leg cramps has to go off, Jermaine Jones probably

couldn’t play much better, and Patrick Mullins all had a great match for the Rev’s but it wasn’t enough

to stop Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane from completing their magical year of playing the come

back kids. Keane’s strike in the 111th minute showed why consider him the most dangerous big

game scorer in the MLS for the last 4 years. Rev’s played great, Bobby Shuttleworth the Rev’s keeper

played amazing, it just seemed like the LA Galaxy quest to send off Donovan with an amazing finish

to a great career was the energy needed by the TEAM to win it all. Good luck Landon Donovan in your

next adventure, your team gave you a proper send off, no than the US Men’s team did. For any youth

soccer players watching MLS Cup, watch Dovovan, he is a class act and good role model.

Best Goals Of 2014 And The MLS Cup

New England Vs LA Galaxy

 

 

 

 

 

Best goals of 2014 and the MLS Cup are hot topics in early December of every year.

Get your game face on Galaxy and Rev fans !!! You are days away from crowning the 2014 champ.

Will Landon Donovan go out with another title or the Rev’s winning their first ever MLS Cup after

five final appearances? It will be a great match at 3pm EST on Dec. the 7th at the StubHub Center,

too bad for NE Rev’s but that will be a home town crowd for the Galaxy. Tough track for both teams

though the playoffs after 2013 Champs Sporting KC and 2014 Supporters Shield winners Seattle

Sounders were eliminated, only 2 stand for this championship match. What a year for all of the teams

in the MLS, and many fantastic goals were scored. With great rookie year like Harry Shipp from the

Chicago Fire to the news Thierry Henry played his last game as a New York Red Bull. Many records

broken / tied like Bradley Wright Phillips, Dom Dwyer, and Landon Donovan all hit milestones.

Here are some video and links for the amazing goals of 2014

Top 40 YouTube MLS Goals   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcj4z4KsbIoXl5mNBxDS4bXMGh1ZzM661

Best Four Under 24
33 Goals for the week in MLS list http://www.mlssoccer.com/gotw/2014 

Kyle Beckerman wins most nominees

Final 4 of Goal Of The Year 2014

Hope You Enjoyed Best Goals Of 2014 And The MLS Cup Final This Sunday Dec 7th

MLS Playoffs And 3 Great Shooting Drills

Shooting on goal

 

 

 

 

 

MLS Playoffs and 3 great shooting drills to help young soccer players improve their skills.

With the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas winning the first two matches to move on, leaving

Sporting KC 2013 MLS Champions watching at home for the 2014 MLS Cup rolls on. Vancouver

Whitecaps were no match for the red hot FC Dallas team who many think is the squad to watch out for.

Next up will be Columbus Crew vs New England Rev’s and LA Galaxy takes on RSL which all be tough

matches with very potent offensive attacking teams. Seattle Sounders come in with best MLS

record this season and DC United return after a tough 2013 season for United, which seems hungry

to bring home the cup. Bradley Wright Phillips had a great 2014 season knocking in 27 goals only to

tie the MLS record putting the New York Red Bulls into the playoffs. Watching the great MLS players

shooting on goal, all came from years of practicing with drills to perfect striking skills to put that ball

in the back of the net. Enjoy the MLS Playoffs and 3 great shooting drills to help young soccer players improve their skills.


MLS Starts 2014 And Fast Soccer Drills U9 to U14

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MLS starts 2014 and fast soccer drills U9 to U14 to help improve that young player going pro.

The matches are getting off to a bang with San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake showing

the “never say die attitude” that pro players should show and young gonna be pro will learn.

Some foot work drills to work on to better a young players feints / fakes and quick cuts to the

ball, so they can get that just that little space for a shot or pass off. Many simple drills done ever other

day can help the quickness and confidence of knowing where the ball is as you move pass defenders

and create space for a good shot on goal. Great examples in the MLS can be Will Bruin of the

Houston Dynamo, Chris Wondolowski of San Jose, and Kyle Beckerman of Real Salt Lake are just

acouple great pro’s who practiced these types of drills to perfect their skills for confidence to play

great soccer. You get rewarded when you get a shot off on frame, and every so often they go in, what

a feeling, GOAL…. Good videos here of the skills pro players have in getting off shots in tight spaces

and creating passes to set up other players. Hopefully you will see in these videos MLS starts 2014 off

with a bang, and some fast soccer drills U9 to U14 to help improve skills. [Read more…]

Penalty Kicks Great Goalie Saves MLS Cup 2013

Sport KC vs RSL  MLS Cup 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…]

Goal Scoring Lessons From MLS Top Strikers And Midfielders

MLS Montreal Impact vs Phil Union

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goal scoring lessons from MLS top strikers and midfielders, after all the hat tricks and last second

goals, this was GOAL FEST! Marco Di Vaio with a hat trick to top off a 5-3 thumping of the Philadelphia

Union from the red hot Montreal Impact. Philadelphia’s Jack McInerney could only tuck one goal away

for the Union, but Di Vaio had his way putting on a striker/scoring lesson for all to see on How To Score

A Goal. Goal scoring is an art form, take what the keeper gives you, and keep your head up to see any

quick changes the defense is giving you. In the Chicago Fire match with Real Salt Lake, there were

some great examples of flick headers to set up other scoring chances and straight on head ball goals.

Taking shots from all angles and learning how to chip over an on-coming keeper are all tricks of a top

goal scorer. Take notes from all these MLS goals.  MLS final is set for Dec 7th, see goals from Semi-Finals [Read more…]

Free Kick Plays And Goals On Set Plays In MLS

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free kick plays and goals on set plays in MLS action. In mid-May MLS teams are seeing

success on set piece play with the free kick goal scoring. Balls curled into the upper corner, and

balls flicked by the keepers on set piece headers, were some of the big goals for the Whitecaps and

FC Dallas matches this week. Sanvezzo of Vancouver and Cooper of FC Dallas both had beautiful goals

off of set pieces during these free kicks awarded to their respective clubs. Eddie Johnson of the Seattle

Sounders continues to be red hot as the Sounders cooled down Dallas with a 4-2 thumping in Seattle.

The FC defense looked stunned as Johnson and Neagle scored in the first 30 minutes putting Dallas in

a hole they could not over come. Meanwhile, Portland’s Will Johnson’s PK quiets down the Whitecap

crowd to tie up the score on a hard fought battle in Vancouver. Two minutes later it’s Koffie of Vancouver

who curls one by the Timber keeper to put the Whitecaps up a goal. Then the Timbers go down a man

with a foul from Futty, and he was red carded with a send off. With only 10 men the Timbers find the

back of the net with Valencia who strokes his first MLS goal. Timbers tie the Whitecaps in a well played match between two Western division foe’s. [Read more…]

Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, And Montreal All Win Big In MLS

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Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, And Montreal all win big in MLS, with high scores and shut outs.

Seattle Sounders shutout San Jose Earthquakes 4-0 with two goals from Lamar Neagle and one each

from Mauro Roales, Obafemi Martins respectively. Seattle Goalie Michael Gspurning picks up his 4th

shutout of the 2013 season. Portland Timbers are in the number two slot of the West Division with a

3-0 thumping of Chivas USA. Rodney Wallace, Diego Valeri, and Will Johnson all netted a goal in

the clean sheet put up by the Timber defense. Portland keeper Donovan Ricketts netted his 4th shutout

as the Big Green eye the top spot of the West. Vancouver stuns the Galaxy 3-1 in a well played match

as the Whitecaps climb back into the race. Russell Teibert to the RESCUE!!!! Off the beach, comes in

and nets his first two MLS goals, and lifts Vancouver to a big win over the LA Galaxy. Darren Mattocks

hits in a late goal in added play time to lock in the 3 points for the Whitecaps. Vancouver Goalie Joe

Cannon solid game verses the league champion Galaxy. In the East, Montreal Impact takes one away

from Real Salt Lake, with a 3-2 shocker. Impact’s Matteo Ferrari had an up and down day, with a

starting own goal, then a goal of his own in extra time to bring home the win. RSL Kyle Beckerman and

Marco DiVaio knocked in goals for the visitors, two was not enough for Montreal had 3 in the plans for

this match. Montreal moves into the top 4 of the East and 6 wins in early 2013. [Read more…]

NY Red Bulls And Sporting KC Stay On Top With Wins

Red Bulls vs New England

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY Red Bulls and Sporting KC stay on top with wins after a couple of tough weeks of MLS competition.
Both of these teams are hot after big wins with 4 goals in each of their matches. Red Bulls
Dax McCarty put NY on the board with a quick goal four minutes into the match with New England
Revolution. The 1-0 lead did not last long, as Brandon Barklage placed a rather clinical header into his own net while defending a set piece, two minutes later. Barklage made up for that mistake shortly after,
finding Espindola with a neat pass just minutes later, putting NY put for good leading to a 4-1 victory.
Sporting KC’s Claudio Bieler and Graham Zusi had great match against Chivas USA. After Sporting Kansas City got a man advantage on Chivas, KC’s
Bieler scored twice, the second time from the penalty spot after the ejection of Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, while Zusi had a goal and an assist as Sporting KC snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over Chivas. The Eastern Conference is solid with 3 teams tied right now, KC’s Goalie Jimmy Nielsen took over Sporting’s club record with his 38th clean sheet in MLS and his sixth of the 2013 season. [Read more…]

Good Start For Real Salt Lake And Houston Dynamo Early 2013

Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Start For Real Salt Lake And Houston Dynamo Early 2013

Both RSL and Dynamo of Houston are in the top 3 of their division after the first month

of action in the MLS. Houston coming off a solid win over the Chicago Fire, stay on pace in

the second place in the East division. Bruin of the Dynamo started off with a nifty goal before

Chicago’s Rolfe equaled that with a nice tuck away. In the 80th minute, Houston’s Davis put the

match away taking 3 points from the Fire. Seattle Sounder Goalie Michael Gspurning kept it close

against the red hot RSL squad. Real Salt Lake started the scoring in the 8th minute with tough play

by Findley, keeping his momentum moving towards a quick goal for RSL. Gil put away a goal in the 34th

minute putting RSL up 2-0 and it took til the 56th minute when Evans got the Sounders on the board.

The match ended back and forth with RSL taking away 3 points from Seattle. [Read more…]