MLS In Final 4 Playoffs And Abby Wambach Retires

MLS playoffs 2015   MLS in final 4 playoffs and Abby Wambach retires after a remarkable

career as one of soccer/football’s greatest players ever.

Google the word Abby, what comes up in the first three?  Wambach will change women’s

 

professional football like Pele did in the 1970’s. The number of goals scored by this unbelievable player

totals to 184.  Most goals scored by any US male or female player to date. Six time US Athlete of

the year, Two Olympic Gold Medals, One World Cup Championship, One FIFA World Player of the year,

and in 2015 named to Time Magazine 100 most influential people in the world, just to name “some” of

the awards this great player has bought in for the US. A Florida Gator player that won them a national

title, ruled the international game for over 14 years and now is taking that winning energy to the board room.

Watch out Corporate America…

2015 MLS Playoffs are on their way, Sporting KC, Toronto FC, LA Galaxy, and New England Rev’s

all made it in the first round but fell to their opponents in a one game playoff. Montreal Impact,

Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders and DC United all moved on to meet up with the MLS best regular

seasons records NY Red Bulls, FC Dallas, Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Columbus Crew for a two

game aggregate playoff. Red Bulls handled DC United 2-0 to move on, Timbers downed the Whitecaps

2-0, Columbus just got by Montreal 4-3 in exciting matches, but FC Dallas just barely beat the

Sounders in penalty kicks to move on to THE Final FOUR.

Nov 22nd RedBulls take on Columbus Crew 5pm EST and Timbers take on FC Dallas, on the 29th of

Nov all four teams play their final match to see what two teams play for the MLS Cup Dec 6th.

MLS In Final 4 Playoffs and Abby Wambach retires, Goodluck Abby,

thanks for what you did in US Soccer / Football.





Setting Up Other Players And Space Awareness

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Setting up other players and space awareness is one of the best characteristics Team USA shows both

on the Mens and Women’s squad. After both US teams have beaten Mexico this month, each of them

showed how to use all the players strengths to get the victories need to advance. In the case of the

men’s team, this 2-0 victory gave them a birth in the 2014 World Cup hosted by Brazil. The women’s

victory was a show of their international dominance and how unselfish their play is involving all members

of their squad. Case in point, watch how Abby Wambach sets up a fellow teammate for a strike on goal

because Abby’s position took her away from a good shot. Which brings up a good rule for all players,

the best player for a shot is usually some one behind you, so having good space awareness and

communication, a better shot can be set up. Many coaches call this a back set or leaving the ball as it

runs through the defense. Also watch Clint Dempsey slighty touch a ball that Landon Donovan puts

away. Sydney Leroux proves the old adage, never give up on a run to goal, you never know when you

will be rewarded with an easy tap in goal, which always counts in the stat book. Four goals in

40 minutes of play, Leroux made Mexico look like they were standing still. Remember, lay it back to

your closest teammate, many times they will have the best crack at putting a quality shot on goal.

Head the ball down like Eddie Johnson does on the first goal against team Mexico, these are little tips

that go a long way in winning soccer. Watch these video’s looking for setting up other players and

space awareness while getting that victory for your squad.Also, look for a young Landon Donovan in 2004 match. [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…]

Did The USA Women’s Team Win Gold ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ask Carli Lloyd how that GOLD medal feels around her neck !  Two goals from Lloyd and USA WINS

Redemption was the word going into the Gold Medal match between Team USA and Japan. In front

of 80,000 plus at Wembley Stadium, the US team went up 2 to nill and coasted to a 2-1 victory, making

it a 3 peat on Gold medals for Team USA. Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe,

Heather O’Reilly, Kelley O’Hara, Tobin Heath and Sydney Leroux all helped in giving Captain Christie

Rampone retirement party she’ll never forget and now her 4th Olympic Medal. Watch all the goals in

links above.  Also watch this video from the day before the game for Gold.

Way To Go USA Women, You Are The Best !!! [Read more…]

Olympic Soccer 2012 USA Beats Canada to Meet Japan For The Gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Morgan saves the day in the last minute of overtime play, by heading home a goal heard round the

world. After 121 minutes of play and a back n forth goal trading game, Heather O’Reilly crossed a ball to

the middle of the box, where Morgan headed the ball into the upper corner and the women burst into

excitement. Played at Old Trafford stadium, this match ends 4-3 after Canada had led most the way.

Morgan’s last second goal saved the US team from having to go to penalty kicks to decide the winner,

but now can play for GOLD vs Japan 8-9-12. Click here to see the video of the goal by Morgan. [Read more…]

USA Womens Soccer Shooting For Olympic Gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abby Wambach does a cartwheel celebrating the US women’s gold medal run and her goal vs

New Zealand. The 32 year old forward for the US Olympic team continues to rack up goals in London

as Team USA beats New Zealand 2-0 to move on the meet Canada Monday Aug. 6th.  Sydney Leroux

came on late to knock in the second goal as the American defense did not see much real pressure.

Another Shut out for Hope Solo. Alex Morgan sets up Wambach vs North Korea’s match earlier.

Video of the goals are in the links above, check them out, GO USA ! [Read more…]

Womens US Soccer Team And Fitness / Training Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team USA Women’s Soccer is off to a great start in the 2012 Olympics. With a 3-0 shut out of

Colombia, the women are going for the gold. Megan Rapinoe is having the tournament of her life

so far. Another goal from Rapinoe, then Abby Wambach, and Carli Lloyd put one in the back of the

net to show the dominance of the USA squad. Hope Solo and the whole US defence seemed to keep

any Colombian attack from even starting. One of the main strengths this team has is the fitness level

of all 11 players. Captain Christie Rampone’s workout and training schedule is as strong as any pro.
Any videos about a certain topic, use the search bar in the upper right corner. [Read more…]

USA Womens Soccer Team Wins Over France 4-2 In The 2012 Olympics

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Morgan stole the show in the opening round of the 2012 Olympics, with 2 goals to put TEAM USA

up in the win column. It was a comeback, Abby Wambach scored for the US women after going down

2-0 in the first half. Then Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd stepped up the heat for the fired up Americans,

to take the 4-2 match away from France.

The French team had won 17 international match’s prior to the Americans stealing this one from them.

Megan Rapinoe had a marvelous match setting the table for the American forwards. Next Colombia Saturday [Read more…]