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…]

What Are The Most Successful Corner Kicks ?

Corner Kick Spacing

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Are The Most Successful Corner Kicks ? Over 30 years of experience here at The Soccer Info

staff, it’s the ball chipped in between the penalty spot and the 6 yard goal kick line that creates the

most goals. Please stop playing the ball on a short pass to another teammate near the corner! That

play rarely ever gets any results and that strategy ends up playing into the defense’s hand. The best

play is to get a well paced chip pass just in front of the goal. Making the goalie to decide to come off

his line or to let his defenders clear the challenge. After watching 100’s of head ball goals, most come

from about 8 to 12 yards from the goal mouth, and is headed by an offensive player on the move.

Having players on the offense start 16 to 18 yards away, then run towards the flight of the in-swing chip,

this momentum gets the best results on strong head ball goals. Plus if the ball is chipped to deep past

the goal, always try to head the ball back to the middle again, that will give moreĀ  shot at goal.

One of the biggest challenges is having too many offensive players in the same area, spread out!

Covering all potential areas the ball could bounce to, gives your team coverage in keeping the ball in

his dangerous offensive chance to score. Please don’t play the ball short, give it chance to score,

lob it in! It’s your highest chance to score, put the ball into danger, use your advantage. [Read more…]

Two Consistent MLS Clubs Sporting KC And Seattle Sounders

 

 

 

 

 

Feddy Montero with a hat trick makes Chivas USA wondering how to cover him. Seattle Sounders in

the top 3 of the Western Division in the MLS, and running hot for the playoffs. Chivas USA had no

defense in this match and a 6-2 thumping came from the Sounders club. Another club playing

consistent soccer in Kansas City KS. The Sporting KC fan base should be proud of their first place club

as the take care of DC United in a tight match. Teal Bunbury gets a great head ball goal in the 13th min.

to set the stage for Sporting KC. Then a defensive error in the 23rd minute puts DC United complaints

of Nick Deleon for a United tie game. In the 62 minute Zusi of Sporting KC seals the deal and 3 points. [Read more…]

MLS All Star Game vs Chelsea FC And Lessons In Soccer

 

 

 

 

 

 

MLS All-Stars took on Champions League Winners Chelsea FC in an exciting match to watch.

Chris Wondolowski from San Jose Earthquakes starts off the scoring for the MLS squad. Then Chelsea

goes up 2 to 1 on the 57th minute in the second half. At the 72 minute mark, the MLS team levels it.

In the 91st minute, Eddie Johnson wins it with a defensive deflection, and a great match by both teams.

This last lesson, is playing your hardest to the final whistle as the Fire had the Earthquakes beaten.

See the video below where the add on minutes by the referee gives away the shut out the Fire earned. [Read more…]

Landon Donovan And Robbie Keane Take Down Chivas USA

 

 

 

 

 

Landon Dovovan two plus one goal from Robbie Keane means doom for Chivas USA. In a cross town

classic match, the Super Clasico goes to the LA Galaxy moving them into the middle of the Western

Conference race. Donovan must of hit the post 3 times in this game, making the score only 3 to 1, it

could have been 5 to 1 easily. Good though passes from Beckham, and a goal from his bending

right swerving strike corner kick, great match to watch. [Read more…]

Balotelli Scores A Great Volley Goal Vs. Ireland Euro Cup Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balotelli scores the second goal vs. Ireland in Euro Cup play with a stunning volley off a corner kick.

Antonio Cassano scored in the first half, then Mario Balotelli scored to secure the match for the

Azzurri. Sloppy play on both sides at times, but Italy moves on to play England next. Germany then

beat Greece 4 to 2 on some amazing shots at goal, here’s a link to watch some Euro Cup Action.
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