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Why Doesn’t the Best Team Always Win in Soccer?

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The wonderful and exciting thing about soccer and sports in general is that there is no sure victory.  Yes, a team can have better players at every position and expect to cleanly dominate a game, and yes, 9 times out of 10 that team will wind up as the victors, […]

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Will Wayne Rooney Join a New Team this Summer?

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Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney clearly has an issue with new club manager, David Moyes.  Weeks before Moyes had even taken over the new post following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, Rooney had already put in a transfer request with Moyes’ impending arrival.  With the club now on an Asian tour, […]

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How to Battle through Tired Legs at the End of a Soccer Match

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The stern test of a soccer match often gets decided in the closing minutes of any game as players grow tired and the importance of stamina increases exponentially.  When games progress into added time, the match can be an absolute test of wills as players from both teams strain and […]

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FIFA U-20 World Cup Final Showcases Young Talent of Uruguay and France

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After a grueling semi-final match between Iraq and Uruguay that required penalty kicks to determine a winner, it is now official:  Either France or Uruguay will become U-20 FIFA World Cup Champions on Saturday.  The two squads have proven to be the strongest throughout the tournament, with a host of […]

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How to Close out a Soccer Victory

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The game of soccer places a premier emphasis on winning, as does just about every other competitive game on the face of the Earth.  But as glorious as winning a soccer game can be, a defeat is equally painful and demoralizing.  Nobody likes to lose in soccer, and losses can […]

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Winning Soccer Teams Typically Play with Great Teamwork

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There is no “I” in team.  Although the resounding cliché is well known by most young athletes, there are still a great number of players who try to run the game as a solo effort, and usually fail greatly in those attempts.  Teams that play the best soccer are usually […]

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Did Brazil Complete their Masterful Renaissance a Year Early?

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It has all the makings of an incredible sports movie masterpiece.  Amid political turmoil and large-scale protests on the streets, the Brazilian soccer team claimed the world’s biggest trophy, for their people, by defeating the world’s best team in stunning and dominating fashion.  Brazil thumped Spain yesterday and handed the […]

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Always Keep an Eye Open for Goals in Soccer

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One thing that sometimes gets lost in young soccer players’ heads amidst all the focus on passing, movement, ball control, and teamwork is the simple fact that soccer is about scoring goals.  A team can dominate an entire game but fall asleep in one single moment, and give up the […]

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Confederations Cup Builds Excitement and Fears for 2014 World Cup

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There’s a relatively minor international soccer tournament going on in Brazil these days.  In preparation of the world’s biggest soccer tournament that will take place next year in Brazil (the 2014 World Cup), the nation is now hosting a mini-tournament of 8 soccer teams as a sort of dress rehearsal […]

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Don’t Be Afraid to Play Physical Soccer

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When children select the sport of their choosing, soccer is sometimes seen as the soft option.  Compared to the overly-aggressive game of American football, where players smash into each other in brazen displays of strength, soccer is more about artistry and delicacy, while players who engage in hard tackles and […]

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