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.


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…]

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…]

LA Galaxy And Houston Dynamo Take One Step Closer

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo take one step closer to MLS Cup Finals on Dec. 1st, 2012.

With 3 goals in by the Galaxy and the defense putting up a shut out verses the Sounders, LA looks

tough to beat. Robbie Keane continues his tear on goal and Landon Donovan keeps setting the table.

Nov. 18th is the last match to show the Sounders have what it takes to over come the Galaxy. DC

United started with a goal against Houston, but soon gave up 3 goals to a red hot Dynamo club who

maybe the East team to claim the MLS Cup Dec 1st.  All four teams play again Nov. 18th to see who moves on. [Read more…]

Seattle Sounders And DC United Live On To Play Another Playoff Match

 

 

 

 

 

Seattle Sounders And DC United live on to play another match after victories in their conference

semifinals on Nov. 8th. The Sounders had to travel to Rio Tinto Stadium to take beat Real Salt Lake

by a 1-0 margin in a close defensive match. Seattle next has to travel to LA to face the Galaxy on

their home turf Nov. 11th to see who moves on in the Western Division. DC United also produced a clean

sheet after shutting out the NY Red Bulls in the Eastern Division, with a 1-0 victory. United next travels

to Houston to take on the red hot Dynamo who are playing some great ball of late. One sad note for DC

United fans, Andy Najar will be sitting out the next two games because he threw the soccer ball

at the ref in the Red Bull game. On one good note for the Red Bull Club they announced before the

match that the club will donate $125,000 to hurricane relief funds in New Jersey and New York, as well

as the Red Cross. Also good to see MLS clubs giving back to their communities. [Read more…]

DC United Making A Run On The 2012 MLS Playoff’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC United is on a great run for the playoffs in Oct 2012, they are only points away. After 4 out

of 5 in the win category, the men in black are playing great defense to get a playoff seeding. Against

The New England Revolution, DC got down 1-0 in the 29th minute, only to turn around 2 minutes

later to score on a crossing run that left the ball on a great long shot making it 1-1. In the second half

the defense stiffened and in the 63rd minute after a “Play On” call by the ref, DC got the winner to take

the 3 points away from the Revolution. In the latest match against Toronto FC, both teams had a clean

sheet going into the 87th minute, when Toronto’s Goal Keeper made a big error and gave an easy goal to Salahi.

Watch Out, DC United Making A Run On The 2012 MLS Playoff’s

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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…]

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…]

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…]