Best Soccer Drills For Defensive Goalie Success

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Best soccer drills for defensive goalie success as we see more and more shut-outs in important

matches. Many coaches say the best offense is a great defense. Even if the offense is having an off

day, if your defense puts up a goose egg against the competition,  your offense should sneak in a goal

or two with PK’s and own goals. Good goalie play is probably the biggest element of successful

shut-outs / clean sheets. Just getting a hand on a good shot and putting it off to the side is one most

practiced skills that could save a shut-out. The defensive angles your back 5 take on pushing the

offense to the outer edges in the defensive third is so important to successful goalie victories.

As a goalie, when in doubt, punch or hit the ball out of play, as regrouping is always safer than making

sure you catch every ball. Watch these MLS gems of shut-outs, as you will see the results of best

soccer drills for defensive goalie success in action. Sometimes your best defender is the goal post.

Best soccer drills for defensive goalie success as we see more and more shut-outs !



Teaching U11,U12,U13,U14,U15 How To Be A Patient Offensive Striker

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Teaching U11,U12,U13,U14,U15 how to be a patient offensive striker, this is the old saying

from years of coaches, “take what the defense gives you!” Sometimes easier said than done,

but is so true if you just slow down a half of a second and pick your head up in the attacking third.

From Mike McGee of the Fire to Kenny Miller of the Whitecaps to Graham Zusi of Sporting KC,

watch how they slow down the ball, pick the head head up and make the play look easy. It takes time

to master, but the time is there, don’t hurry your shot, you’ve got more time than you think. Cutting

the ball back to your other foot puts the defenders on their heels for that split second. Practice your cut

backs everyday and you will master the art of getting that one more second you need to place your

strike. Watch how practicing and teaching U11,U12,U13,U14,U15 how to be a patient offensive striker in MLS action below. [Read more…]

Using Spacing On Set Plays And Corner Kicks

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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…]

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…]

Houston Dynamo And San Jose Earthquakes Take The First Games

 

 

 

 

 

Houston Dynamo and San Jose Earthquakes take the first games of the 2012 division playoffs.

Dynamo hosted Sporting Kansas City in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and in

the Western Conference Semi-Finals, The San Jose Earthquakes played the LA Galaxy. Both were

tight matches, both winning teams had clean sheets against their rival. 2-0 Dynamo, shut down

the Sporting KC machine that dominated the East Division this year. LA Galaxy had their chances

but Beckham’s cross went wide of Keane and late in the match Robbie Keane rattled on off the cross

bar. Leaving a long shot late in extra time to decide a 1 to nothing match in favor of the Earthquakes. [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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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…]

LA Galaxy Loses To San Jose In Back n Forth Match

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North vs. South in MLS California style, what a back and forth match between these 2 clubs.

David Beckham scores another free kick gem and the LA Galaxy seemed to be hitting on all cylinders.

Landon Donovan was Johnny on the spot with another mix up in the San Jose defense, picking up

another goal for the Galaxy. Give it to the Earthquakes, they never gave up, with the 3-3 equalizer in

the 46th minute. Many chances for San Jose to knock in the 4th goal, then finally Chris Wondolowski

saves the day for league leading Earthquakes. How did Goal Keeper Bingham do it with so many shots?
Any videos about a certain topic, use the search bar in the upper right corner. [Read more…]

San Jose Earthquake And Vancouver WhiteCaps MLS Soccer Action

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San Jose Earthquakes have started off the 2012 season with 4 victories, most recent over
the Vancouver Whitecaps.Chris Wondolowski is hot pacing the Earthquakes with 2 goals in this
match and Gordon gets one goal for San Jose. Sebastien Le Toux’s goal for the Vancouver Whitecaps
was the only positive thing coming out of this match. [Read more…]