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5 Soccer Goalie Tips for Success

Arguably, the goalie is the most important player on any soccer team. Sure, the forwards and midfielder get their due, but only the goalie can actually win or lose a game. So, to make sure that you are the best goalie that you can be, use these 5 tips for success, every time you get … Read more

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The Ten Best Soccer Free Kick Takers of All Time

In soccer, a free kick is awarded after a foul has been committed outside of the penalty area. A free kick arguably requires the highest level of skill to turn into a goal because of the power and touch it takes to finesse the ball around defenders. Watching the ball swerve, dive, and zip past … Read more

The soccer offside rule explained

When you are new to football, one of the most difficult things to wrap your head around is the offside rule. Even some experienced players and watchers do not completely understand all of the nuances that there are to this highly controversial rule. It is without a doubt one of the leading causes for debate … Read more

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How to Become a Professional Soccer Player Without Going to College

Soccer is one of the well-loved sports in the world. Yet becoming a professional soccer player – and especially a good one (think Messi) – is not an easy feat. You need to train hard regularly, travel a lot, pay for soccer gear and membership fees, and have a really strong dedication despite the ups … Read more

How to play the 4-2-3-1 soccer formation

As time progresses, coaches are always coming up with new ideas, tactics and training plans to get the most out of their team and to win as many games as possible. Any possible advantage that a coach can get, they will grasp with both hands. One of the easiest ways in which to see a … Read more

How to play the 3-4-3 soccer formation

When you are considering using the 3-4-3 formation for your team, there are a few different variables that you need to consider beforehand. Just like any other strategy, there are going to be pros and there will be cons associated with it. Traditionally, the 3-4-3 formation has been very attack minded and was initially made … Read more

How to play the 4-1-4-1 soccer formation

How to play the 4-1-4-1 soccer formation When it comes to deciding what formation you are going to use, there are many different factors that need to be taken into account. Most importantly, you need to have the players that are flexible enough to play in the defined positions, as well as having the depth … Read more

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Soccer Legends – Pat Jennings

Name: Patrick Anthony Jennings OBE Born: June 12, 1945 in Newry, United Kingdom Clubs He Played For During His Career: Youth Career Shamrock Rovers ’60-61 Newry Town ’61-63 Senior Career Watford ’63-64 Tottenham Hotspur ’64-77 Aresenal 77’-85(retirement) Tottenham Hotspur and Everton ’85-’86 with no appearances Patrick Anthony, or ‘Pat’ Jennings, played professional football  for 26 years. His … Read more

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How to Practice Soccer with five year olds: 4 great drills you can use

At the young age of five, children who play soccer are typically beginners or have minimal experience. As with any sport, it is beneficial to focus on the basics: dribbling, passing, kicking and shooting. Since the attention span at this age is minimal, it is important to keep the drills short, while making them as … Read more