USA Copa America 2016 Final Set

argentina 2016 copa americaUSA Copa America 2016 final set Chile will play Argentina for the cup

Sunday June 26th at 7pm CST in East Rutherford. The USA made a good run

challenging all teams they played in the Copa and making it to the final four teams left.

Only to lose to number one world ranked Argentina. But the USA improvement was on

display in the first 4 matches.

The home advantage did nothing against Argentine Lionel Messi’s brilliance as the Argentina advances serenely to finals of Copa America Centenario, 4 – 0, in a match Argentina skillfully controlled from the start to finish.

Argentina will meet Chile in Copa Final and will seek to win their first major title since they claimed the 1993 Copa finals. Lionel Messi’s goal from his stunning free-kick made him the country’s top goal scorer. His 55th goal took him to the spot and cleared of Gabriel Baustuta’s total goal, and he also added 2 assists in game for a very good measure.

But how did Argentina had a clear win over the US? It is because they had Lionel Messi on their side, and US does not. Messi led his team to victory in Copa America semi-final match in NRG Stadium in Houston and basically ended the contest in first half with a goal and an assist. The game wasn’t even as close as indicated four-goal deficit as US didn’t register even a single shot. In addition, the game with ended greatly in favor with Argentina as they have 68% of the possession, and was in complete control from the starting or opening minute.

It was not all Messi who worked for the win of Argentina, but they also have Gonzalo Higuain who scored twice and Ezequiel Lavezi who scored the first goal of the game, as well as the player number 10 who assisted on those goals to make his teammates score. Because of their combined efforts, Argentina reached the championship match with Chile, with a chance to break their extended drought on championship title.

After the loss of USA team, you will clearly see why Argentina is the top team in the world today. While Argentina showed their superiority on Tuesday, the USA team played against them without Jermaine Jones, Alejandro Bedoya and Bobby Wood, who were all suspended from red and yellow cards. Despite their missing personnel, when losing in 4-0 match, you are not talking about anyone not on the field. It is plain and simple: they are really outmatched.

On the other hand, Messi discussed the team’s overall effort in 2016 Copa tournament, per ESPN FC. According to him, it was their goal when they participated in the tournament, to play the finals, and fortunately, they made it. Argentina showed spectacular performance since day one, and they really deserve the finals. Now, Argentina is a step away from the championship title.

Argentina is the top team in official FIFA rankings, and it did not take long to prove why. Lavezzi concealed a header in 3rd minute off a great placed chip pass from Lionel Messi after the Argentina corner to place the US behind 1-0. According to experts, this was the fastest goal the US ever allowed in Copa America. While the US defense didn’t allow a second goal throughout the middle part of first half, they still have trouble in keeping up with the overwhelming skill level of Argentina.

U.S. to face Colombia for Third Place Saturday June 25th 7pm CST U of Phoenix Stadium

USA Copa America 2016 final set, 2-1 Argentina takes the cup



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





World Cup Facts About 2014 Matches In Brazil

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World Cup facts about 2014 matches in Brazil, and the US team making it behind Tim Howard’s

brilliant talent. What a match in the sweet 16 between Belgium and the underdog US mens team. Nil to

Nil after 90 plus minutes the US defense gave up a goal after Tim Howard’s amazing saves kept the

team in the match the whole game. Some even say he stood on his head half the match, blocking every

Belgium shot on goal. However two quick goals in overtime, the team looked out of gas until Julian

Green came off the bench and scored a huge US goal to give us some hope of the tie and go into pk’s.

However the US luck ran out and the honeymoon was over for the USA in world Cup 2014. Tim

Howard was picked as one web sites top 11 players, see the blog here. Some 30 amazing stat’s of

this 2014 World Cup can be found on this cool article. The Soccer Info found 5 very interesting

stats of “the most of” categories. Here they are:

Most Goals, James Rodriguez, Colombia, Total 6

Most Shots At Goal, Karim Benzema, France, Total 31

Most Passes, Toni Kroos, Germany, Total 605

Most Dribbles, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Total 46

Most Defensive Tackles, Javier Maschrano, ARG, Total 30

In the end, Germany beat Argentina in a great defensive match, 1-0 by a goal from super sub Mario

Gotze in the 113 minute to bring home the gold cup to Germany for the 4th time in WC history. Here

are some World Cup facts about 2014 matches in Brazil, and how close did the US team make it

behind Tim Howard’s brilliant talent?  Some say within ONE GOAL…  Good Luck US in 2018…. [Read more…]

Best Soccer Dribbling Drills And Shooting Tips

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Best soccer dribbling drills and shooting tips are always in demand. Moving the ball to set up your team mates

and putting the defense into an uncomfortable position, is the goal of any attacking player. Messi and

Ronaldo are two of the best currently, every 7 years it seems to change to a couple new young

maestro’s. Keeping the ball close with small touches and keeping your speed n balance is always the

trick. Small touches to the left n right while using your inside or outside part of your foot is the skill to be

mastered. Practice jogging with the ball first, then after 3 laps around your area, pick up the pace using

the same technique, get better at a couple moves first before moving on and adding feints. Feints are

the key to keeping defenders guessing where are you going. Use some cones in the beginning but after

a while, dribble with other people at the same time and see if you can all miss each other as you dribble

at the other players with their soccer balls. Learn how to keep your eyes up so you can see the field of

players and work on just stopping the ball, it doesn’t always have to go forward. Practice shielding your

ball as you hold on to possession to see what opens up for your teammates. Great dribbling can lead to

great scoring chances. Shooting is the finished product of a great scoring attack. Watch how these best

soccer dribbling drills and shooting tips help your attacking soccer skills. Some great attacking soccer here on this English Premier League Highlights.


Does The New Pope Francis I Play Football / Soccer ?

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Does The New Pope Francis I Play Football / Soccer ?  Pope John Paul II did !

Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected Pope today, we are not sure if has moves like Lionel Messi does,

but they are both are from Argentina.  A Champion League striker Pope Francis may never be,

however we are excited to hope that he fancies a well played match. Now that things are heating up

in the Champions League, many teams are poised to take home that big silver cup. Barcelona,

Bayern Munchen, Dortmund, Juventus, Malaga, Saint-Germain, Schalke, and that old favorite

Manchester United all sit at the top ready to move on and claim 2013 Champions League trophy.

Does The New Pope Francis I Play Football / Soccer ?  I pray he is…..

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Goal Fest At The Argentina vs Brazil Game

 

 

 

 

 

June 9th, 2012, was to be a friendly match between Brazil and Argentina. Lionel Messi did not act

like this was a “friendly match” knocking in a hat trick against Brazil. The game looked like the

defensive marking was lacking badly. Brazil had the lead in the 72nd minute, but just 3 minutes later

Federico Fernandez scored a nice head ball goal to tie the match at 3-3. Then Messi takes over,

in the 84th minute mark, a run from the touchline to the top of the box, 22 yards away, Messi

then unleashed a bullet, putting away Brazil for good. High scoring, goal action, fun offensive game.

Soccer Equipment

 

Ball Skills In Soccer For Passing And Dribbling

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Great dribbling skills takes years of practice, just little touches everyday helps get the feel of the ball.

Lionel Messi is one of the best ever. Watch these videos of many great players with back heel passes,

and behind the back scissor kicks. Cristiano Ronaldo also has many great dribbling skills to show. [Read more…]

Messi Tops Spain Best Goal Scorers

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Lionel Messi scored 3 goals verse Malaga on Jan. 22, 2012 and becomes Spain’s
top scorer. Messi just made the Malaga defense look like they were standing still.
Some Free Books On Soccer, Some From $9 to $47, Great Choices. [Read more…]