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5 Ways to Beat Your Marker in Soccer

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Soccer is an incredibly competitive sport.  No matter how good you are at soccer, the outcome of a game largely depends on the skill level of your opponent.  However, throughout the course of any soccer game, you will go head to head against a marker several times, and will probably […]

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Why Running is so Important in Soccer

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Making the statement that running is important in soccer may seem a fairly easy matter to grasp, but running in soccer often encompasses more than just dribbling with the ball.  The world’s best soccer players know that.  Much of running in soccer pertains to movement off the ball, and this […]

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How to Hit the Target when Taking Shots in Soccer

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Scoring goals is the supreme goal of soccer.  But as any striker knows, scoring a goal is no easy feat.  Not only do you have to maneuver your way past defenders to find an open space, but you must beat the keeper as well (and he gets to use his […]

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How to Pick the Best Name for Your Soccer Team

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What is in a name?  What is in a team name?  Everything.  The name of a soccer team reflects the single burning image of that club.  When I think of Arsenal FC, the cannon and the mighty red color of the team all come forth in a blaze of weaponry.  […]

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Thoughts on Clint Dempsey’s Return to MLS

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Now that the smoke has settled on the massive move home for American forward Clint Dempsey, and since the player has made his first appearance for Seattle Sounders, I think it is time to analyze the move and try to understand not only how it occurred, but also how the […]

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How to Be a Supportive Player When You Ride the Soccer Bench

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At some point in your soccer career, there will be a time when you have to get comfortable on the bench.  Whether you simply are a terrible player or just the freshman who hasn’t earned the playing time for their high school team, an unused substitute will often have a […]

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Change of Managers Leaves 2014 Champions League Wide Open

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The upcoming UEFA Champions League season is sure to be an interesting one.  While the vast majority of top European soccer clubs are loaded with the world’s best soccer players, and should feature in the pre-Champions League contenders discussion, a mass changing of club managers sees every major club bringing […]

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Tips for Fall School Team Soccer Tryouts

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With August on the horizon and school soccer teams set to engage in tryouts, the time is now for young players who want to be a part of the team.  While the foreboding nature of soccer tryouts means that you will certainly tested and judged in the coming days, there […]

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What Does USA Gold Cup Victory Mean for 2014 World Cup Hopes?

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The USA has entered into uncharted territory.  The 2013 summer of soccer was almost perfect, with the national team collecting 11 of 12 possible victories, and save for a beat down imposed by Belgium in their opening game, have now won a national team-record 11 games in a row!  Such […]

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Who Are the 5 Best Soccer Players in the World?

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With the 2014 World Cup coming up on the horizon, and all the soccer players gearing up for a season that will decide whether or not they board the plane to Brazil with their country, there will be a heavy focus this soccer season about which players are hitting their […]

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