Seattle Sounders MLS Cup Champs 2016

Seattle Sounders MLS Cup Champs 2016, and what a battle it was.

Seattle Sounders have defeated Toronto FC with 5 goals over 4 in penalties after a scoreless play for 120 minutes in a frigid and extreme setting. Toronto fans would not believe how the group won the 2016 cup because they have given poor performances in the mid-part of August. When there was a coaching change until the playoffs, they have performed more eagerly and positively.

The group they have defeated in the Cup outplayed them for the most part of the soccer league. As a matter of fact, they have struggled a lot to make a perfect and amazing single shot. Nevertheless, they have given Toronto FC a challenging game because they have performed a resilient defence. With the help from Stefan Frei, the goal keeper, they have caused headaches to their opponents. Frei has given a fine work for a lunging and a one-handed save during overtime.

Even though they have performed behind their coaches’ expectations during the entire competition, they have prevailed against their strong opponents who only missed one penalty kick out of 6 chances. Unluckily, they missed two. That is why they have defeated Toronto FC with great resilience and determination. Though their performance appeared inferior, their fighting spirit and trust with each other are some of the reasons why they won.

The first part of the game became more physical. However, Toronto have dominated because they were also resolute to win their first MLS league championship. During the 15th minute of the game, Sebastian Giovinco, the star forward, effectively played the ball that has given Altidore the chance to assist Jonathan Osorio to make a shot. But, Stefan Frei made a great save. After 30 minutes of a competitive game, Justine Morrow crossed again to set up for Altidore but Frei performed an excellent defence.

Toronto FC was very conscientious to minimize Nicolas Lodeiro’s influence to his entire team, Seattle Sounders. At first, they were successful but the 2016 champions frustrated their opponent with an extraordinary defence with a spectacular performance from Roman Torres, the central defender. Since both weary teams did not have scores, they have settled a shootout. Seattle Sounders got 5 while Toronto FC got 4 to win their first MLS cup.

Because of the team’s success, Roman Torres and Stefan Frei were mobbed by their entire teammates. They were applauded and admired by many spectators who were present in the BMO Field. Colorado Rapids and Montreal Impact were also part of the MLS final four.But in the end, Seattle Sounders MLS Cup Champs 2016, and now we move on to EPL. See what MLS brings us in 2017,  Happy Holidays,  from Shooter
Plus, a funny goalie video to give you a holiday laugh below



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 !



Goalie And Defensive Teamwork For U10,U11,U12,U14,U16

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Goalie and defensive teamwork for U10,U11,U12,U14,U16, these MLS matches are a great source of

watching teamwork from the goalie to the back four defensive players. Jimmy Nielsen the Sporting KC

goal keeper puts on an absolute clinic vs. the club from Toronto FC. This game shows why Nielsen is

the MLS leader of career goals against avg. , and why shut outs are not uncommon in Sporting KC

matches. Another great goal keeper to watch is Jeff Attinella of Real Salt Lake, quietly they have

put up some great shut outs and the best points total for the Western Division of the MLS so far in

2013. New York Red Bulls are clicking on all cylinders in the Eastern Division and the goal keeper

Luis Robles is the main reason why the defense is making a move in this hot July weather, putting

this team in the top 3 of battle for the east. The defensive four in front of these keepers are limiting

the quality of many shots, covering up the angles and clearing the ball from danger quickly. One keeper

who had a great game, but his defensive four in front of him let him down would be Toronto FC

Joe Bendik, who kept TFC in the Sporting KC match with many quality saves, but the lack of defensive

marking allowed too many easy chances through. Toronto in this match would be a bad example

for goalie and defensive teamwork for U10,U11,U12,U14,U16 players. [Read more…]

Soccer Fitness Drills And Goalie Skill Drills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soccer fitness drills and goalie skill drills are so important to putting together a quality program.

Working on your core power, cardiovascular strength, and upper/lower body conditioning.

Changing your physique and total body strength with these drills on a every other day format.

Using resisted front/side kicks, balanced volley kicks, jump headers, and jump kick combo’s.

Goalie drills that keepers moving and adjusting quickly to cut down shooting angle’s of the opponent.

Jumping and diving drills keeping the feet moving along with getting up quickly to recover in a ready

position. These videos and articles about soccer fitness and goalie drills will help the team to get better. [Read more…]

Goalie Drills For Youth Soccer U8, U10, U12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great soccer drills for young goal keepers. Great tips for this former pro goalie Adam Street.

Simple drills and techniques Coach Street runs on this young goalie keeper. Communication

is so critical for young keepers, to let his defensive players know he has the play covered.

Watch this great drills and saves for goal keepers of all levels. [Read more…]

Montreal Impact Gets Run Over By Red Bulls

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New York Red Bulls trying to stay on top of the Eastern Division of the MLS, taking one from

Montreal’s Impact. With two penalty kicks on questionable calls ties it by halftime, the Red Bulls

even go down to 10 players when Paulson gets his second yellow card. The game winner came from

D Richards on a great shot from 15 yards out. With only 10 players and a 5 game winning streak, the

Red Bulls are hot and just took 3 points from the Impact. Many great goalie saves, have a watch. [Read more…]

Youth Soccer Goalie Drills For U9, U11, U13, And U14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goalies are the heart beat of a good soccer club. Learn to control the ball and use the possession

to benefit the offense of your own team. A good goalie sets up his midfield and forwards with good

punts and throws to control the ball. Quick footwork is a big foundation for solid goal keeping.

Catching the ball and controlling the ball is so important. Diving for the ball and catching it takes

good strength. Goalies must be able to be verbal, his teammates need to know he has the play.

On hard shots coming on goal, a good keeper deflects the ball to the side or over the goal.

Keeping the ball out of the net is a 11 person game, but a good goalie can make or break it. [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…]

Bayern Munich Wins On Penalty Kicks Over Real Madrid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bayern Munich moves on in the Champions League playoffs by beating Real Madrid in penalty kicks.

Goalies, watch this one, many great saves by both keepers to keep this match exciting to watch.

Both teams had their chances, even Ronaldo missed a shot he should have made. Cristiano

Ronaldo and Kaka both had penalties saved by Manuel Neuer, as Bayern Munich wins 3-1 to move

on and play Chelsea. Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea coming up May 19th, exciting match to watch. [Read more…]