MLS 2016 Is Heating Up And History

nycfc-vs-toronto-fcMLS 2016 is heating up
and this year MLS playoffs has 8 teams left such as Colorado Rapids, NY RedBulls, NYCFC, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders, Toronto FC and Montreal Impact. There is one more game left in this 8 team tournament until we have 4 teams left.
Who is playing well?
Toronto and Montreal are both playing really well. Could we see an ALL Canada MLS East Championship?
However, soccer news recalls that the league has made great achievements since its inception in the year 1993. Its inaugural season began in 1995 and soccer news stirred around the new formation of teams, event location and new players. In the year 1996, the soccer news conveyed the League’s first spring training and first player. As the attendance continuous to raise, the ESPN television network started to televised soccer news and this is one of the reasons why its popularity ascended throughout the nation. During this year, more soccer news reports and members of the media began covering MLS events.
Supporters turned out in large fashion to catch a glimpse of their favorite players and teams. In the year 1998, MLS underwent its initial expansion season, which meant big changes for the League. With the addition of two teams, which brought the club count from its original 10 to the 12, soccer news introduced the newest League members as Miami and Chicago. Both teams proved powerful during their first year as they advanced to the playoffs. The following year, Columbus Crew Stadium officially opened as the first major league stadium in the United States of America that was constructed specifically for soccer.
Its presence paid off as thousands of fans packed the house to watch featured competitions. In the year 2002, MLS removed two of their 12 clubs from the roster and once again returned to 10 teams. Miami and Tampa Bay were no longer League teams, but were replaced in 2004 with other expansion teams. Club Deportivo Chivas USA and Real Salt Lake joined the League and brought the club number back up to its current 12 teams. The clubs of MLS consist of international and domestic competitors. With a varied roster, players are constantly being featured in soccer news magazines, soccer news televised interviews and programs. MLS continues to gain in popularity in the United States of America and around the world.
Major soccer news coverage, exciting competitions and cheering fans are among the many indications that MLS is here to stay. Soccer shows no signs of slowing down throughout the world. Its growth in terms of both recreational plays and professional teams promise to continue and prosper.  An estimated of 3 million fans watched the playoffs that year. MLS 2016 is heating up, pick your winner now….

Final 4 is Colorado Rapids, Seattle Sounders, Toronto FC, and Montreal Impact

http://www.mlssoccer.com/mls-cup-playoffs/2016/bracket
See Schedule Of The Next Two Legs Of The Final Four In MLS Cup 2016



Start Of MLS 2015 And Goal Highlights

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Start of MLS 2015 and goal highlights excite the fans after a close call with the start of the new season.

The players union and the owners were up to the 11th hour before finally signing the new CBA so play

could start on March 6th. The 2014 Champs LA Galaxy took on the rebuilding Chicago Fire to start the

new season without the retired Landon Donavon. Again Robbie Keane leads the Galaxy and the new

look returning champs. Two new clubs join the MLS, welcome Orlando City FC and New York City FC.

Great first match in front of over 62,000 in the Orange Bowl in Florida March 7th. Back n forth contest,

watching Kaka the Brazilian, Real Madrid, Milan transfer to the purple of Orlando City, along with Brek

Shea playing attacking left wing defender. Mix Diskerud runs the midfield of New York City FC and

started off the season with a well placed angled shot to put the light blue up 1-0 in the 76th minute,

only to have Kaka saved the day for the home team in added time with a deflected goal to split the

points on the first match. Jozy Altidore joins Michael Bradley in Toronto FC to make the big red team

in the north one to watch this MLS and possible final four team this year. Seattle Sounders look very

focused to be the top west team after winning the supporters shield last year, be the MLS Cup needs to

be in Seattle’s 12th man’s hands. Watch out MLS fans, two big names coming in July from English

Premier League, Liverpool All World Steven Gerrard is coming over for 18 months to play with the

LA Galaxy. Also, New York City FC landed Frank Lampard, the Chelsea and Man City Super Star and

will eat the MLS midfielders as both are retiring soon. Glad to see all the great stars from the world

scene coming to American to bless our fans with some help to bring in more fan base. MLS fantasy

youtube personalities Andrew Wiebe and Jason Saghini talk about the start of MLS 2015 and goal highlights. See Video Of Orlando City vs NY City Below In The Link

Orlando City VS. NY City Video Highlights In This Link

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.

Best Goals Of 2014 And The MLS Cup

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Best goals of 2014 and the MLS Cup are hot topics in early December of every year.

Get your game face on Galaxy and Rev fans !!! You are days away from crowning the 2014 champ.

Will Landon Donovan go out with another title or the Rev’s winning their first ever MLS Cup after

five final appearances? It will be a great match at 3pm EST on Dec. the 7th at the StubHub Center,

too bad for NE Rev’s but that will be a home town crowd for the Galaxy. Tough track for both teams

though the playoffs after 2013 Champs Sporting KC and 2014 Supporters Shield winners Seattle

Sounders were eliminated, only 2 stand for this championship match. What a year for all of the teams

in the MLS, and many fantastic goals were scored. With great rookie year like Harry Shipp from the

Chicago Fire to the news Thierry Henry played his last game as a New York Red Bull. Many records

broken / tied like Bradley Wright Phillips, Dom Dwyer, and Landon Donovan all hit milestones.

Here are some video and links for the amazing goals of 2014

Top 40 YouTube MLS Goals   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcj4z4KsbIoXl5mNBxDS4bXMGh1ZzM661

Best Four Under 24
33 Goals for the week in MLS list http://www.mlssoccer.com/gotw/2014 

Kyle Beckerman wins most nominees

Final 4 of Goal Of The Year 2014

Hope You Enjoyed Best Goals Of 2014 And The MLS Cup Final This Sunday Dec 7th

MLS Playoffs And 3 Great Shooting Drills

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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.


Thanks Landon Donovan For Being A Class Act

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Thanks Landon Donovan for being a class act, after over 15 years of playing under the US mens team

and many other professional clubs across the world, our very own California kid has given his best

for team USA.  Even though a “coach” (?) does not think you gave us your all, many of us know you

did, and we have a big appreciation for what you’ve done for US Soccer and the MLS. Being a class

act and sharing with many of the youth here in the US has really shown your heart for taking the

high road when you out shine other smaller petty thinking ego’s. Too bad the current coach of

US soccer can’t remember all the hours of hard work you put in building something he gets the

benefit from, and all those kids who now are playing a higher level of football here in the states

because you gave so much to us. Thank You Landon, we here at TheSoccerInfo want you to know,

we think the world of you and thank you for all those years, knowing you will be involved helping

others here in America to better their game because of YOU….

We will be watching you close out your MLS career with another Cup victory, just saying……

Here are some great links to Landon Donovan info

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landon_Donovan#International_career

http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/10/10/20/52/141010-mnt-v-ecu-game-story

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/landon-donovan-usmnt-retirement

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2014/10/10/landon-donovan-us-national-team-farewell-jurgen-klinsmann/17041505/

https://www.facebook.com/landondonovan

A couple great YouTube highlights, Thanks Landon Donovan For Being A Class Act…. The US Fans Love You [Read more…]

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 Goal Scoring To U9,U11,U13,U14,U15,U16

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Teaching goal scoring to U9,U11,U13,U14,U15,U16 using the MLS playoffs as great examples of

pressure strikes at goal. Working in the attacking third to keep the ball moving to open space wide,

then angle back into the 6 yd/14 yd danger area is the goal of any good offensive attack. Using ball

flicks off throw in head balls to excellent follow up on half volley shots, the goal is to spread out so

defensive deflections can become sometimes your best assist. In the Sporting KC match, you will see

both, a defensive deflection in front of the net right to Aurelien Collins and a beautiful half volley follow up

from Seth Sinovic. Another important offensive technique is the free kick cross into dangerous area,

witness Morales from Real Salt Lake not only do it once but twice in the same match for great scoring

opportunities. Crossing the ball into the 6 to 14 yard mark is so important but the spacing of the players

not to all go into the same area is even more important for the chance of the ball coming open to a

better shooting angle. These MLS videos are excellent for teaching goal scoring to U9,U11,U13,U14,U15,U16 players.



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 !



Offensive Soccer Tips In The Attacking Third

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Offensive soccer tips in the attacking third and putting pressure on the defense is what every coach

hunts for as they watch game film. With Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan roaming the MLS, there

is no shortage of great offensive soccer brewing here in the states. Some key tips to watch for in these

MLS game film clips are watching for simple basic shots not being over powering however the shots are

kept on frame so they have a chance to score. Deflections happen, direct free kicks are stroked not over

shot, and head balls are directed downward to keep the angle tougher for the goal keeper. When

chipping the balls from the wings, shoot to keep the ball between the 6yd line and the 14yd pk spot,

that’s a deadly zone for head ball goals with power. Watch these MLS pro’s and get your own offensive

soccer tips in the attacking third. See Landon Donovan put on a clinic with a hat trick of his own. [Read more…]