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Leadership Soccer Player IQ

Nothing to prove?

This idea that you “have nothing to prove” needs to be re-evaluated.  If this is how you think then you need to re-think your ideas. Every time you step on the pitch you should have something to prove! This applies to all players at all levels of play.

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Soccer / Football News

Luis Suarez could have caused a riot

Luis Suarez is a disgrace to football. You’d think after being found guilty of racist remarks and receiving an eight game ban he would put everything behind when he faced Manchester United at Old Trafford. Instead of shaking hands with Man Utd captain Patrice Evra, the recipient of Suarez’s racist remarks, Suarez’s opted to take the cowardly route and not shake hands with Evra thus rekindling soccer racism tensions.

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Soccer / Football News

Everton goalie Tim Howard scores 100 yard goal

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard scored an incredible 100 yard goal versus Bolton putting Everton up 1-0 in the 63rd minute. Not only that, but he did it with only taking a single step wind-up. With the ball already coming at him with pace and a strong wind behind his back Howard was able to launch the ball down the field and with only once bounce land it in the back of the net. 

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Injuries - Types and Rehabilitation

Tibia fibula fracture & recovery

As mentioned in earlier articles, Goalden is an educational soccer blog where the writers write on a variety of soccer topics to promote the game. The idea was never to write about us but instead on other people and how they achieved their ambitions in soccer. In the end we are hoping to inspire others. With that being said, this summer I had friends and family document my rehabilitation after my tibia fibula fracture in an Ontario Cup soccer game. The footage was used to track my progress for myself as well as for those that assisted in my recovery. 

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Soccer / Football News

Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra race row

So much for Liverpool’s chances of doing anything this season. Star forward Luis Suarez has been Liverpool’s main man in attack and in fine form this season.  Acquiring Luis Suarez was the best thing that happened to them in a long time. All of that changed though on October 15th 2011 when Suarez decided to racially abuse Manchester United defender Patrice Evra several times throughout and after their game.

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Soccer / Football News

Socrates dies at 57

Brazil legend Socrates has died after suffering an intestinal infection that developed into septic shock. He was 57.

He was taken into intensive care on Thursday after eating infected stroganoff. His wife and a friend also fell ill, but Socrates had been in a state of poor health and was unable to recover.

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Soccer / Football News

Owen Hargreaves celebrates return with goal

As much as I am not a Manchester City fan, I couldn’t be happier for Canadian born Owen Hargreaves having made his comeback after three long years of career threatening injuries. Hargreaves’s comeback proved nothing short of a success. He played a key part in City’s win over Birmingham in the Carling Cup. Not only that but he started, played 55 minutes and scored an incredible goal.

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Soccer & Globalization Soccer / Football News

NHL Jerseys re-invented as soccer kits

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There is no doubting the fact that the popularity of soccer is growing in North America. Matt Pratt, a self-taught graphic designer from Toronto has designed home and away jerseys for all 30 NHL teams. “There is a lot of cross-over between hockey and soccer fans.”

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Injuries - Types and Rehabilitation

Rehabbing From a Broken Leg

No matter the level of competition, most of us have experienced a soccer injury. Broken legs are one serious form of soccer injury which occurs at all levels of play.  Some famous professionals who have broken their legs in a game include Swedish footballer Henrik Larsen when playing for Rangers, Eduardo da Silva when playing of Arsenal, Alan Smith and Antonio Valencia who each broke a leg while playing for Manchester United. Obviously, this type of injury can happen to any one of us.

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Soccer / Football News

Christine Sinclair: The face of Canadian Women’s Soccer

Canada’s women national team is lucky to have Christine Sinclair as a player. Not only is she player and captain but she’s been part of the national program for a decade now. All of that and she’s only 28 years old. Some of Sinclair’s career highlights include being selected as the winner of the Canadian Player of the Year award in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. She has played a total of 19 games for Canada’s U19 and U20 team having scored 27 goals in those games. 

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Soccer / Football News

Neymar – The New Pelé

With much action to occur in the transfer market this summer we take a look at one of the best athletes set to grace the European stage. His name is Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior but he is better known simply as Neymar. The not so tall, skinny but lightning quick forward has a bright future ahead of himself. He is able to attack any defender with extreme pace and smooth step overs that are mesmerizing to watch.

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Soccer / Football News

Opportunities in Women’s Soccer

If you’re looking for opportunities to advance your career in women’s soccer then you’re in luck because there are plenty!  Soccer is the fastest growing sport in North America, along with basketball. Not only that but more girls are being registered than boys. With that being the case there are an abundance of opportunities to move your way up not only as a player, but as a referee in the women’s game.