Toronto FC Wins MLS Cup 2017

Toronto FC wins MLS Cup 2017 in strength and dominance.

After getting to the finals of the MLS Cup through what could be described as a bumpy road, Toronto FC was able to stand their ground and complete what has been a record breaking season. The Canadian club defeated the Seattle Sounders 2nil in the final match, becoming the first MLS team to win the domestic treble of the Supporters shield, Canadian Championship/US Open Cup, and MLS Cup.

The fixture, which was played on the 9th of December at the BMO Field was a repeat of what we saw last year, but Toronto FC was dedicated enough to avoid a repeat of last year’s result that saw Sounders dancing away with the trophy after a horrendous penalty shootout. They clearly showed why they are a top team in the championship.

Seattle Sounders had reached the final in a very colorful manner, dismantling Houston Dynamo with a 5 – 0 aggregate score after the legged encounter to clinch the Western Conference Championship. Toronto, on the other hand, relied on a lone goal against the Columbus Crew FC to win the Eastern conference.

The final match on 9th clearly demonstrated the quality of the MLS. In what appeared to be a gamble, Greg Vanney’s Toronto switched from a back three, which had proved successful for them all season, to a back four. The formation worked well enough as they were able to win the match with a clean sheet. Sounders got the match on the way, but as soon as Toronto got the ball, they made their intent known, dominating play and threatening to score in as early as the second minute when Drew Moor headed over the bar, following a corner.

After the first half, the goalless score-line was a flattery one to Sounders as they could have conceded severally. Their keeper, Stefan Frei was dependable; making so many man-of-the-match saves. In the second half, however, his heroics were put on check in the 67th minute when Jozy Altidore broke the deadlock. The Toronto club did not relent after the goal even as the final whistle approached and Sounders looked for an equalizer. Victor Vasquez added the icing on the cake following a fine counter-attack in stoppage time.

The result saw Toronto avenging last year loss and completing an enviable historic win and the supporters shield again.

Toronto FC wins MLS Cup 2017 in strength and dominance, can they do it again next year?


Sounders VS Toronto FC MLS CUP 2017

Sounders Vs Toronto FC MLS Cup 2017, round two, two enter, only one will walk away, and one will walk away with new hardware!

In what promises to be an absolute cracker, the Toronto FC will host the Seattle Sounders in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup playoffs. The match, which will be a repeat of last year fixture, will be played on the 9th of December at the BMO Field at 4 pm ET. For the second time in a row, Sounders will hope to overcome Toronto FC in their home ground and defend the title they clinched after a penalty shootout last season. Toronto, on the other hand, are out for revenge as they will attempt to reverse the outcome of last year finals and complete what has been a record breaking season.

On the road to the Finals, The Seattle Sounders have shown that they are the team to beat. In what can best be described as enviable fashion, they dismantled the Houston Dynamo in their two legged encounter to clinch the Western Conference championship. They had triumphed 2-0 at the first leg when Dynamo hosted and during the reverse fixture, they were ruthless and scored three times to dispatch Dynamo with a 5 – 0 aggregate score and set up the mouthwatering encounter with Toronto.

At the other end, Toronto had a somewhat bumpy road to the playoffs. They advanced from the Eastern Conference Semifinals on away-goal rule after a 2 – 2 draw with New York Red Bulls. Plus the fights between Sacha Kljectan and Jozy Altidore just show how heated these playoffs can be. At the finals, they only managed to win by a 1 – 0 margin against Columbus Crew SC. In spite of the contentions and controversies that trailed their qualification, they remain a strong team and have a great chance to win. Altidore fought through an ankle injury to tuck away an amazing give n go wall pass. Sebastian Giovinco has been killer for Toronto, and his passion is shown in every touch and play, hopefully he can keep his calm so when this to overtime again this year, he’ll still be on the pitch.

If Toronto FC manage to defend their home ground and win the match, it will be a historic one. They will become the first MLS team to win the domestic treble of the Supporters shield, Canadian Championship/US Open Cup, and MLS Cup. This will not be an easy task, however, as Sounders have proved that they are a top team, capable of beating any team. We will have to wait till 9th to see how things will play out. Sounders Vs Toronto FC MLS Cup 2017, round two, two enter……..  Let’s get ready to RUMBLE

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

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



MLS 2016 Starts Sunday

New MLS Adidas Game BallMLS 2016 Starts Sunday, new match ball from Adidas and new hopes for all the MLS teams to finish as Champions later this year. The wait is finally over! Major League Soccer starts tomorrow, Sunday, March 6 where all twenty clubs will face off with a record of ten matches on the 1st Matchday of this season.
The Portland Timbers, winners of last season, jumped up and down on the field last year, as their fans watched the game anxiously, waiting for the team to score the winning goal. Portland beat Columbus Crew with a score of 2 for 1 in MAPFRE Stadium in the opposing team’s hometown in MLS 2015. The Portland Timbers were found to become the first men’s professional football team to have won a league championship trophy for City of Portland!
The 2015 MLS season sure was a huge campaign consigned in the record books. While all the games must be worth watching this season, you might not want to miss under any circumstances the face off between Kansas City & Seattle, Chicago Fire & NYCFC and New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC . Each of the players in different teams entered MLS 2016 with great expectations from their supporters. With that in mind, here are a few players to watch this season in the Major League Soccer 2016:  Video of Team Reviews Click Here
• Chicago Fire
Brandon Vincent
Sean Johnson
• Colorado Rapids
Zac MacMath
Shkelzen Gashi
• Columbus Crew
Kei Kamara
Federico Higuain
• D.C United
Andrew Dykstra
• FC Dallas
Matt Hedges
Carlos Gruezo
Maxi Urruti
• Houston Dynamo
Cristian Maidana
• Montreal Impact
Harry Ship
Eric Alexander
The 1stMatchday starting tomorrow will be featuring five matches that will be broadcasted on national TV in your local area.  The rematch will take place between the finalist of 2015 MLS Cup, Portland Timbers and Columbus Crew as both the teams are all set to face off each other at the Providence Park at 4:30 pm.
2016 Major League Soccer Schedule
Take a look below, some matchs this MLS season!
WEEK 1- March 6, Sunday
• 1:30pm ET – NY Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC, Venue: Red Bull Arena
• 2:00pm ET – Orlando vs. Real Salt, Venue: Orlando Citrus Bowl
• 2:00pm ET – Chicago vs. NYCFC, Venue:Toyota Park
• 3:00pm ET – FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia, Venue: Toyota Stadium
• 3:00pm ET – Houston vs. New England, Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium
• 3:00pm ET – San Jose vs. Colorado, Venue: Avaya Stadium
• 4:30pm ET – Portland vs. Columbus, Venue: Providence Park
• 5:30pm ET – Vancouver vs. Montreal, Venue: BC Place
• 7:00pm ET – Seattle vs. Sporting KC, Venue: CenturyLink Field
• 10:00pmET – LA Galaxy vs. D.C. United, Venue: StubHub Center
WEEK 2- March 12, Saturday
• New England vs. D.C. United, Venue: Gillette Stadium
• Columbus vs. Philadelphia, Venue: MAPFRE Stadium
• Colorado vs. LA Galaxy, Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
• Sporting KC vs. Vancouver, Venue: Children’s Mercy Park
• Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle, venue: Rio Tinto Stadium
• Montreal vs. NY Red Bulls, Venue: Olympic Stadium

We will see if Chicago Fire, Philadelphia Union, RSL, and Colorado Rapids can pull themselves

out of the cellar this season.  Good luck all, for the MLS 2016 Starts Sunday….

Game on…   Video of Team Reviews Click Here


2015 NCAA Div 1 Soccer Champs

espn 4-0 stanford win ncaa soccer champs 2015  2015 NCAA Div 1 soccer champs are the Stanford Cardinals.

The NCAA Division 1 of Men’s soccer season of 2015, is known as the 56th season of the NCAA championship in college soccer of men’s division 1. Its regular season started last August 28 and lasted until November 2015. This season will be culminating with the Division 1 of Men’s Soccer Championship for December 2015. There are 206 identified teams in the category of Men’s division 1 in this competition. The defending champion were Virginia who were defeated by UCLA, and kept UVA from their 7th title.  The season ended when Stanford defeated Clemson 4-0 , making them the champs for the first time.
The first up to the third quarterfinal rounds were held in the college campus sites found across the U.S during the months of November as well as December for the previous year having the host sites as determined by record and seeding. The four-team college cup finals were played at Children’s Mercy Park found in Kansas City.
The defending champion Virginia Cavaliers were eliminated in this tournament during the second round. This leads to the eventual winning of Stanford as their first ever national title in this competition. The final four teams who are fighting for the national title that includes Syracuse, Akron, Clemson, and Stanford as the champion for this 2015 tournament.
After this tournament, Jordan Morris, the star of Stanford is now part of the official team of Seattle Sounders. Inspite of his age, he is considered to be the most hyped prospects of United States. He is undeniably a good player, which is highly proven by his 7 U.S national team caps after his name. The exploits were enough in landing the trial from Werder Bremen of Bundesliga wherein Morris had been training while on a juggle of deciding between returning to Seattle and even trying his skills overseas.
Sounders will now have the youthful addition of skilled unite as veteran attackers upon bringing Morris to the MLS field. Sigi Schmid, the head coach of Sounders said that Morris has the qualities that he thinks as unteachable qualities. This can be a great asset of this team that will probably lead to their championship while obtaining their national title. Sounders Seattle team is highly impressed with the athleticism of Jordan together with his finishing and rate ability.
Jordan Morris is expected to join in the pre-season of MLS Sounders after the conclusion of USMNT camp. As he becomes a part of Sounders, there will surely be a higher possibility of obtaining a MLS title easier like never before.  Morris can be considered as the team asset that will surely create a hard time to all their opposing teams, so MLS teams will really need to double their training to keep up with the skills Morris already has.

Congratulations 2015 NCAA Div 1 soccer champs are the Stanford Cardinals.



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.


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.



Offensive Soccer Tips In The Attacking Third

Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders

 

 

 

 

 

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…]

Teaching Players Head Ball Goals

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Teaching players head ball goals and how to keep the ball on frame. Many coaches know that

teaching players to head the ball downward helps in limiting balls going over the goal post.

This gives the ball a chance that the goalie might miss it and slip into the back of the net.

With the pace of the crossed ball, many times you really only need to redirect the ball not trying

increase the speed, just change the angle of the shot. Watching MLS matches, you will see pro

players trying just to redirect a cross with a flick of the head. The whole focus on any drill about

heading should result on forcing the ball lower towards the ground and a higher percentage of scoring.

Teaching players head ball goal techniques will put more goals per season on any club. [Read more…]