OMC Oh My Carli, TEAM USA World Cup Champs

Super Carli Lloyd US World Champion  OMC Oh My Carli, TEAM USA World Cup Champs!!!

Carli Lloyd has put herself and team USA into the record books.

Amazing performance from ALL US women’s team members and coaching

 

staff to pull this one off. With all the pressure of knowing we as good as we are, and playing in our back

yard of Canada for most of the US to attend if they wished, this couldn’t have gone any sweeter.

Wambach’s last match played for the US and probably Christie Rampone’s last match however both

women seem to be able to play into their sixties if they wish. What a send off for the veterans of the

squad and a huge step up for any women wanting to join this amazing bunch of athletes. This defense

is one of the strongest in any World stage competition, men or women, only one goal given up by this

whole team going into the final. Not just how good Hope Solo (goal keeper) played,but the front four of

the defense and the subs that came in. Look for underlined names with mp3 interview links during

World Cup 2015 from US players below, done by Men in Blazers. Awesome showing by Becky

Sauerbrunn, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Kelley O’Hara, Heather O’Reilly,

Lori Chalupny, and the midfield who dropped back so much to help. This team got better every match,

and rolled with the punches. Wonderful patterns of play produced by Christen Press, Tobin Heath,

Lauren Holiday, Morgan Brian, Amy Rodriguez and Shannon Boxx. Sydney Leroux saw sometime

but it was Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe who put the pressure on the opposing defenses and

opened up lanes for Carli Lloyd to work her magic. Rapinoe and Morgan really took alot of the

concentration of the opponents. Lloyd was on a mission!  And no one could stop this dynamo…

Setting world cup records with the only hat trick in the final match, the time it took to achieve it,

16 minutes total from one to third goal,  received both the Silver Boot and Golden Ball award for

this world cup tournament. Having 6 goals and assisting on three others, Lloyd was the force to put

the US into the history books. Three time world cup winners, the US has the toughest team in the World!!!

If you are a U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, or U15 player,  go out and see these women play, they

have a great league at http://www.nwslsoccer.com . Once again congratulations Coach Jill Ellis,

Hope Solo gets the Golden Glove Award,

and OMC Oh My Carli, TEAM USA World Cup Champs!

Carli Lloyd for President….

Shout out to Unbelievable Super Subs Teammates of the World Champ’s Whitney Engen, Ashlyn Harris, and Alyssa Naeher

YOU ALL WON THIS FOR US…..

Oh, BTW, FIFA, NO More Artificial Turf !!!!!





US National Soccer Hall of Fame And Great Goals In 2015

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US National Soccer Hall of Fame and great goals in 2015 go together like bread n butter.

The three new inductees into the US Soccer hall of fame in 2015 will be Kristine Lilly, Brian McBride,

and Coach Bob Bradley. All three set big goals for the soccer careers, but probably not one them ever

dreamed to be in the hall of fame through out all their years of playing and coaching. However setting

goals from year to year is the ear mark for great players and individuals. Kristine said it was to enjoy

and have fun with the game, Brian said it was for his teammates and coach Bob said it was for the

success of the whole team is why they worked so hard for all of those years. Kristine goes into the hall

with over 352 international competition appearances, also called caps, 130 goals scored, two Olympic

Gold Medals and two World Cup Championships. Brian McBride, the Chicago boy from Buffalo Grove IL,

the St. Louis University superstar, after over a 18 year pro career and teams in England, Europe,

and MLS all had the pleasure to see this work horse at his best. 101 International caps and 30 goals for

the US team, 137 goals in the pro’s, MVP awards and Captain of many of the teams he played for,

Brian deserves this award and honor. Coach Bob Bradley, after over 30 years in coaching both college

and pro’s all over the world, and helped the US Mens Soccer team get to higher ground in International

play during the early 2000’s to bring US soccer to the top 16 team in the world. With MLS, Gold Cup

and  US Open Cup championships under his belt, coach Bob has been there for the growth of US

soccer for over 20 years now. Congrads to all and all were very deserving.. Watch some great videos

below and look up the US National Soccer Hall of Fame and great goals in 2015. [Read more…]

Fast Skills And Best Drills U10,U11,U12,U13,U14

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Fast skills and best drills U10,U11,U12,U13,U14 helps the youth players build a foundation of

simple skills to use in game play. Setting up your base moves and working on your footwork is

something you can do everyday by yourself. Learning to move the ball back n forth and side to side

is the base moves needed to learn as you get more feel and touch for the ball. Small touches and

movements can make all the difference when trying to keep defenders on their heels and guessing

where you are going. Learn to touch the ball side to side and use a pull back move the get the

defenders leaning the wrong way. Turn your back to the defender and shield the ball to buy

some time for other player support to gather, but many times you may just have to move the

away from pressure and move into a clear space as you buy time to regroup. Cutting the ball

hard and using the outside part of your foot is always a great skill to master, as you always need

to learn how to keep the head up to view the field. Another tip is the always move towards a ball played

to you, if you wait for a ball to get to you, 70% of the time a defender will pick it off, and just moving

to the ball cuts off that half of a second of a defender making that play. Watch these videos for some

fast skills and best drills U10,U11,U12,U13,U14





Youth Soccer Players Watch MLS Cup

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Youth soccer players watch MLS Cup looking for hopes and dreams to be a pro player someday.

Both MLS players Gyasi Zardes of the LA Galaxy and Chris Tierney of the New England Rev’s, watched

as young players hoping to play in this big of a match someday, and that day was now Dec 7th. Both

teams ready after highly contested playoff matches with slight edge in goals scored to make 2014

MLS Cup one to remember. Robbie Keane becomes the Galaxy savior with an extra time strike that

put the StubHub center into a fevered pitch, then to hoist the cup for the fifth time after a 2-1 Galaxy win.

Robbie Rogers had a great shot under two minutes into the match but the Rev’s cleaned up an early

mistake to keep it 0-0 into the 52nd minute mark. Then Zardes took a great cross into the six yard

line box area and tucked away a beautiful shot to put the Galaxy up and Landon Donovan only 68

minutes away another Cup trophy. However the Rev’s were not out of it, many great chances and

alot of pressure on LA ‘s goalie Jaime Penedo, finally Chris Tierney broke the shut out with an amazing

touch to send the Rev fans into great relief tied at 1-1, 78th minute. Many more chances both sides for

the next 12 minutes, Lee Nguyen gets so bad leg cramps has to go off, Jermaine Jones probably

couldn’t play much better, and Patrick Mullins all had a great match for the Rev’s but it wasn’t enough

to stop Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane from completing their magical year of playing the come

back kids. Keane’s strike in the 111th minute showed why consider him the most dangerous big

game scorer in the MLS for the last 4 years. Rev’s played great, Bobby Shuttleworth the Rev’s keeper

played amazing, it just seemed like the LA Galaxy quest to send off Donovan with an amazing finish

to a great career was the energy needed by the TEAM to win it all. Good luck Landon Donovan in your

next adventure, your team gave you a proper send off, no than the US Men’s team did. For any youth

soccer players watching MLS Cup, watch Dovovan, he is a class act and good role model.

Faster Soccer Skills And Better Soccer Scores

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Faster soccer skills and better soccer scores is what every high school player is looking to improve.

As you watch matches, look for how the forwards are using pace and timing runs to get spacing away

from defenders. Changing the various speeds of dribbling and save that one blast of speed to get by that

one challenge that can change the game. The head ball spacing as you wait for a free kick to come

back into the box to the follow up that every offensive player should be hunting for til the play ends.

Work on finding space so that the first touch on any pass or deflection towards you can set you up for a

solid strike at goal. Remember, balls don’t always come to you with pace, sometimes YOU have to

move to the ball to win the possession, that’s rule #1. Midfielders pass the ball with pace t the forwards

keeping the ball moving towards the goal, and always follow up, defenders do make mistakes.

Sometimes the post becomes the best defender, shots on frame no matter the pace, always keeps the

danger inside the 6 yard box. Take a look at these MLS matches and see if you can pick out the faster soccer skills and better soccer scores of these pro’s. [Read more…]

Setting Up Other Players And Space Awareness

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Setting up other players and space awareness is one of the best characteristics Team USA shows both

on the Mens and Women’s squad. After both US teams have beaten Mexico this month, each of them

showed how to use all the players strengths to get the victories need to advance. In the case of the

men’s team, this 2-0 victory gave them a birth in the 2014 World Cup hosted by Brazil. The women’s

victory was a show of their international dominance and how unselfish their play is involving all members

of their squad. Case in point, watch how Abby Wambach sets up a fellow teammate for a strike on goal

because Abby’s position took her away from a good shot. Which brings up a good rule for all players,

the best player for a shot is usually some one behind you, so having good space awareness and

communication, a better shot can be set up. Many coaches call this a back set or leaving the ball as it

runs through the defense. Also watch Clint Dempsey slighty touch a ball that Landon Donovan puts

away. Sydney Leroux proves the old adage, never give up on a run to goal, you never know when you

will be rewarded with an easy tap in goal, which always counts in the stat book. Four goals in

40 minutes of play, Leroux made Mexico look like they were standing still. Remember, lay it back to

your closest teammate, many times they will have the best crack at putting a quality shot on goal.

Head the ball down like Eddie Johnson does on the first goal against team Mexico, these are little tips

that go a long way in winning soccer. Watch these video’s looking for setting up other players and

space awareness while getting that victory for your squad.Also, look for a young Landon Donovan in 2004 match. [Read more…]

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…]

Top State High School Championship Teams In CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, OH, And WI in 2012

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Top State High School Championship Teams In CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, OH, And WI in 2012.

St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, N.J. ended their undefeated season with an 18-0 record, and a number

one national ranking for all hs boys soccer teams across the country. Jesuit HS in Carmichael CA

followed in the number 2 position in national rankings with a great 27-1 record in 2012. Ranked number

3 was 25-0 Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point NC with an undefeated season and 3A state

title. National ranked 4th was St. Xavier in KY,with 27-0 record. Number 5 was Arlington NY with 22-1

and Marquette University High School in Wisc. came in #6 with 23-1. The 7th ranked team Peoria Notre

Dame HS in Peoria IL had a great season closing out with 22 wins and only 2 loses. Number 8,9,10

came from Gonzaga in DC, Liberty HS in Ohio, and Martin Luther King Jr. in New York all had fantastic

2012 fall seasons and state titles. Congrads to the top 10 and all the state champions from 2012,

Warren HS in Gurnee IL, Green Hope in NC, and Tech HS in Henderson NV. [Read more…]

Soccer Drills Help Playing The Game Of Soccer / Football

 

 

 

 

Soccer Drills Help Playing The Game Of Soccer / Football

Soccer drills and drilling the basics always helps your touch on the ball, as you will get better everyday.
Learning the basics with soccer drills will help you in a game just to react to what is given to you.
Keep drills simple, repeat them multiple times to see improvement, then look for other drills. Videos are
all through out this site showing you drills for coaches and for the individual player to do on their own.
In the upper right hand corner of this site, The Soccer Info, you will see a search bar. Please write
in any word you are looking to train on, then find many articles/videos show up on that topic. Passing,
dribbling, shooting, trapping, heading, scoring, goalie drills, and many more Soccer/Football terms.
Plus the tags below under all videos gives you more to research in that category. Videos of drills and
game highlights of soccer matches are under most “MORE” tabs below. Check out the whole site on
The Soccer Info. Main categories are AYSO, Youth Soccer, High School Soccer, College, MLS, Indoor,
International and English Premier League Football.
Any ideas for new categories or write us about your players and teams, is what this site is about.
Get new advice every week from different sources in the world of soccer/football. Learn, Enjoy, SHARE [Read more…]

Mens USA Soccer Team Qualifies For World Cup 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Mens USA Soccer Team Qualifies For World Cup 2014

US Men’s Soccer Team Wins Match 2-1 Over Guatemala To Qualify For The World Cup in Brazil.

This is the 7th straight time the US Mens Team has qualified to play on the worlds biggest stage.

At Livestrong Sporting Park in front of near 17,000 fans, the US team put in 3 goals in 36 minutes, and

locked in a ticket to go for the cup in 2014. After giving up a goal in the first 5 minutes, Carlos Bocanega

and Clint Dempsey were not going to be denied. In 18 minutes, Dempsey and Bocanega knocked in 2

goals and a 3rd was brewing you could feel from these men. Tim Howard the US keeper was shaky at

times but settled down for 85 minutes of shut-out play. Zusi and Michael Bradley had a solid game

with many well played balls to set up others and move the attacking third. The whole team got us

here says Coach Klinsmann, congrads to Parkhurst, Williams, Johnson, Goodson, Cherundolo, Jones,

Gordon, Kljestan, Cameron, Corona, Edu, Shea, Torres, Gomez, Altidore, Donovan, Boyd, Orozco,

Castillo, Wondolowski, Onyewu, and Beckerman. Go Get Them Team USA in 2014. [Read more…]