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



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.



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

Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…]

Seattle Sounders And DC United Live On To Play Another Playoff Match

 

 

 

 

 

Seattle Sounders And DC United live on to play another match after victories in their conference

semifinals on Nov. 8th. The Sounders had to travel to Rio Tinto Stadium to take beat Real Salt Lake

by a 1-0 margin in a close defensive match. Seattle next has to travel to LA to face the Galaxy on

their home turf Nov. 11th to see who moves on in the Western Division. DC United also produced a clean

sheet after shutting out the NY Red Bulls in the Eastern Division, with a 1-0 victory. United next travels

to Houston to take on the red hot Dynamo who are playing some great ball of late. One sad note for DC

United fans, Andy Najar will be sitting out the next two games because he threw the soccer ball

at the ref in the Red Bull game. On one good note for the Red Bull Club they announced before the

match that the club will donate $125,000 to hurricane relief funds in New Jersey and New York, as well

as the Red Cross. Also good to see MLS clubs giving back to their communities. [Read more…]

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…]

Landon Donovan And Robbie Keane Take Down Chivas USA

 

 

 

 

 

Landon Dovovan two plus one goal from Robbie Keane means doom for Chivas USA. In a cross town

classic match, the Super Clasico goes to the LA Galaxy moving them into the middle of the Western

Conference race. Donovan must of hit the post 3 times in this game, making the score only 3 to 1, it

could have been 5 to 1 easily. Good though passes from Beckham, and a goal from his bending

right swerving strike corner kick, great match to watch. [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…]

Columbus Crew Over FC Dallas With A 2-1 Victory

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Meram scores to tie the game after The Columbus Crew gave a goal to FC Dallas in

the early minutes of the match. Meram with a great 27 yard shot into the lower corner. Then

in the 72nd minute Sabastian Miranda hits a 20 yard header off a corner kick to send FC

Dallas home losing any chance of points, the Crew take all 3 points with the victory. [Read more…]

New York Red Bulls Beat Colorado Rapids

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The New York Red Bulls got their first victory of 2012 with a 4-1 win over Colorado Rapids.

Thierry Henry scored two in the easy victory for the Red Bulls at their home field.
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