MLS 2016 Is Heating Up And History

nycfc-vs-toronto-fcMLS 2016 is heating up
and this year MLS playoffs has 8 teams left such as Colorado Rapids, NY RedBulls, NYCFC, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders, Toronto FC and Montreal Impact. There is one more game left in this 8 team tournament until we have 4 teams left.
Who is playing well?
Toronto and Montreal are both playing really well. Could we see an ALL Canada MLS East Championship?
However, soccer news recalls that the league has made great achievements since its inception in the year 1993. Its inaugural season began in 1995 and soccer news stirred around the new formation of teams, event location and new players. In the year 1996, the soccer news conveyed the League’s first spring training and first player. As the attendance continuous to raise, the ESPN television network started to televised soccer news and this is one of the reasons why its popularity ascended throughout the nation. During this year, more soccer news reports and members of the media began covering MLS events.
Supporters turned out in large fashion to catch a glimpse of their favorite players and teams. In the year 1998, MLS underwent its initial expansion season, which meant big changes for the League. With the addition of two teams, which brought the club count from its original 10 to the 12, soccer news introduced the newest League members as Miami and Chicago. Both teams proved powerful during their first year as they advanced to the playoffs. The following year, Columbus Crew Stadium officially opened as the first major league stadium in the United States of America that was constructed specifically for soccer.
Its presence paid off as thousands of fans packed the house to watch featured competitions. In the year 2002, MLS removed two of their 12 clubs from the roster and once again returned to 10 teams. Miami and Tampa Bay were no longer League teams, but were replaced in 2004 with other expansion teams. Club Deportivo Chivas USA and Real Salt Lake joined the League and brought the club number back up to its current 12 teams. The clubs of MLS consist of international and domestic competitors. With a varied roster, players are constantly being featured in soccer news magazines, soccer news televised interviews and programs. MLS continues to gain in popularity in the United States of America and around the world.
Major soccer news coverage, exciting competitions and cheering fans are among the many indications that MLS is here to stay. Soccer shows no signs of slowing down throughout the world. Its growth in terms of both recreational plays and professional teams promise to continue and prosper.  An estimated of 3 million fans watched the playoffs that year. MLS 2016 is heating up, pick your winner now….

Final 4 is Colorado Rapids, Seattle Sounders, Toronto FC, and Montreal Impact

http://www.mlssoccer.com/mls-cup-playoffs/2016/bracket
See Schedule Of The Next Two Legs Of The Final Four In MLS Cup 2016



MLS 2016 Starts Sunday

New MLS Adidas Game BallMLS 2016 Starts Sunday, new match ball from Adidas and new hopes for all the MLS teams to finish as Champions later this year. The wait is finally over! Major League Soccer starts tomorrow, Sunday, March 6 where all twenty clubs will face off with a record of ten matches on the 1st Matchday of this season.
The Portland Timbers, winners of last season, jumped up and down on the field last year, as their fans watched the game anxiously, waiting for the team to score the winning goal. Portland beat Columbus Crew with a score of 2 for 1 in MAPFRE Stadium in the opposing team’s hometown in MLS 2015. The Portland Timbers were found to become the first men’s professional football team to have won a league championship trophy for City of Portland!
The 2015 MLS season sure was a huge campaign consigned in the record books. While all the games must be worth watching this season, you might not want to miss under any circumstances the face off between Kansas City & Seattle, Chicago Fire & NYCFC and New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC . Each of the players in different teams entered MLS 2016 with great expectations from their supporters. With that in mind, here are a few players to watch this season in the Major League Soccer 2016:  Video of Team Reviews Click Here
• Chicago Fire
Brandon Vincent
Sean Johnson
• Colorado Rapids
Zac MacMath
Shkelzen Gashi
• Columbus Crew
Kei Kamara
Federico Higuain
• D.C United
Andrew Dykstra
• FC Dallas
Matt Hedges
Carlos Gruezo
Maxi Urruti
• Houston Dynamo
Cristian Maidana
• Montreal Impact
Harry Ship
Eric Alexander
The 1stMatchday starting tomorrow will be featuring five matches that will be broadcasted on national TV in your local area.  The rematch will take place between the finalist of 2015 MLS Cup, Portland Timbers and Columbus Crew as both the teams are all set to face off each other at the Providence Park at 4:30 pm.
2016 Major League Soccer Schedule
Take a look below, some matchs this MLS season!
WEEK 1- March 6, Sunday
• 1:30pm ET – NY Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC, Venue: Red Bull Arena
• 2:00pm ET – Orlando vs. Real Salt, Venue: Orlando Citrus Bowl
• 2:00pm ET – Chicago vs. NYCFC, Venue:Toyota Park
• 3:00pm ET – FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia, Venue: Toyota Stadium
• 3:00pm ET – Houston vs. New England, Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium
• 3:00pm ET – San Jose vs. Colorado, Venue: Avaya Stadium
• 4:30pm ET – Portland vs. Columbus, Venue: Providence Park
• 5:30pm ET – Vancouver vs. Montreal, Venue: BC Place
• 7:00pm ET – Seattle vs. Sporting KC, Venue: CenturyLink Field
• 10:00pmET – LA Galaxy vs. D.C. United, Venue: StubHub Center
WEEK 2- March 12, Saturday
• New England vs. D.C. United, Venue: Gillette Stadium
• Columbus vs. Philadelphia, Venue: MAPFRE Stadium
• Colorado vs. LA Galaxy, Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
• Sporting KC vs. Vancouver, Venue: Children’s Mercy Park
• Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle, venue: Rio Tinto Stadium
• Montreal vs. NY Red Bulls, Venue: Olympic Stadium

We will see if Chicago Fire, Philadelphia Union, RSL, and Colorado Rapids can pull themselves

out of the cellar this season.  Good luck all, for the MLS 2016 Starts Sunday….

Game on…   Video of Team Reviews Click Here


Best Soccer Drills U8,U9,U10, And U11 For Faster Skills

Map The Drill Soccer U8 to U12

 

 

 

 

 

Best soccer drills U8,U9,U10, And U11 for faster skills are all over the internet. Sometimes mixing and

matching two drills together helps get more out of the time put into the drill. Many times coaches have

seen a drill, and each day through out a week of practice, have added one more skill to the end of a drill

to keep pushing the player to react to what is put in front of them. Soccer is a game of consent reaction

to how different each play develops, there is no call in a play from the side lines, stop for a time out,

these players have to always adjusting to what is put before them. Mixing dribbling and passing drills

with shooting drills always made sense, but it sometimes it’s remembering maybe to put a defensive

player into the drill maybe playing at half speed just to give some resistance but letting the offensive

player to hone their skills sets in live competitive drill play. Here are a couple ideas on dribbling ,

passing drill ideas, and not to forget the goalies for U10 level.

Below we put in a couple very good drills online, also check out our search engine bar above

in the upper right corner. The MLS is a great place to watch these techniques in action,

enjoy this LA Galaxy and Sporting KC match from August 2014 at the very bottom of the videos below.

TheSoccerInfo is always looking for drills and match video for the best soccer drills

U8,U9,U10, And U11 for faster skills, if you have one, let us know. [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…]

Teaching Players Head Ball Goals

Head ball goal NY Red Bulls

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching players head ball goals and how to keep the ball on frame. Many coaches know that

teaching players to head the ball downward helps in limiting balls going over the goal post.

This gives the ball a chance that the goalie might miss it and slip into the back of the net.

With the pace of the crossed ball, many times you really only need to redirect the ball not trying

increase the speed, just change the angle of the shot. Watching MLS matches, you will see pro

players trying just to redirect a cross with a flick of the head. The whole focus on any drill about

heading should result on forcing the ball lower towards the ground and a higher percentage of scoring.

Teaching players head ball goal techniques will put more goals per season on any club. [Read more…]

Using Spacing On Set Plays And Corner Kicks

San Jose vs LA Galaxy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using spacing on set plays and corner kicks is so important to coaching in making sure all angles

are covered to finish a well played ball. The next rule by a player is to follow that spacing and being

ready for the strange bounce that brings that ball right to you within 9 yards of the goal. That’s the

difference between a win and a loss. Spacing is keeping yourself open so a team mate can find you,

sometimes it’s better to stop and stay open than move forward and be covered up by a defender.

Colorado Rapids, Sporting KC, and The San Jose Earthquakes, all show you through out their matches

the importance of spacing from attacking runs at goal with a cut back, to a well placed set piece chip

n head for a goal. Watch how these MLS players are using spacing on set plays and corner kicks. [Read more…]

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…]

Los Angeles Galaxy Lose To Houston Dynamo 2-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Houston Dynamo and Brian Ching hand David Beckham’s LA Galaxy another loss. With the

Galaxy at the bottom of the Western Division of the MLS, Houston is climbing in the East Division.

LA jumped out first with a goal in the 9th minute right away, but not too much time later Ching ties

up the score of a rebound own goal. In the 56th minute the head ball flick goal puts up the Dynamo,

and cements in the 3 points for Houston and the victory. Beckham had two very close shots sent away. [Read more…]

Chicago Fire Gets A Gift, Takes 3 Points From FC Dallas

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chicago Fire gets a 2-1 victory against FC Dallas, with many chances on both sides, Fire gets a

gift. FC Dallas heads in the first goal, then S Grazzini of the Fire hits a 23 yard upper window equalizer.

Then Fire Goalie Sean Johnson comes up big with a save on a penalty kick from FC Dallas. The call

of the night, was when the Fire was awarded a penalty kick.  After Grazzini gets saved by

FC Dallas Hartman, Marco Pappa followed up and knocks in the winning goal. After watching it, Pappa

was in the box too soon and the referee crew missed the call. The Brimstone Cup goes to the Fire

and 3 points for the win. FC Dallas has to be disappointed. [Read more…]

Colorado Rapids Tear Up Chivas USA With A 4-0 Thumping

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chivas USA taken apart by the Colorado Rapids with a 4-0 loss. Chivas had many shots

on goal, but none found the back of the net, and The Rapids pitched a shut out. A big defensive

night for a Rapids team that needed a win after losing 3 straight. Solid all around game for CR.

Both teams are clawing to get higher in their divisions to get to the playoffs. Tough teams, watch ‘m. [Read more…]