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Congratulations to the Canadian women’s soccer team

Congratulations to the Canadian women’s soccer team who captured a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The women’s team not only captured bronze but captured the attention of the soccer world and have helped raise the level of women’s soccer in Canada. It also happened to be the first team medal that a Canadian team has won in over 70 years.

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Soccer / Football News

talkSPORT to bring free live audio EPL action

Commencing this coming English Premier League season, talkSPORT.com will be bringing the whole world live audio commentary from 380 English Premier League matches. This will be free to listen to live across the world on talkSPORT.com via desktop, mobile or tablet. Wait! Could it get any better? You bet!

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Soccer / Football News Soccer / Football Opinion

Green-light for goal-line technology

It’s about time goal-line technology will be implemented in professional soccer!  For years teams have been eliminated from major tournaments because of disallowed goals or because goals were allowed that should not have been. Those results changed the points in the tables and as a result teams/countries ended their pursuit of championship glory. All of that is about to change.

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Soccer Player IQ Soccer Player Skill Development Soccer Training & Fitness

Secrets to scoring like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

With most regular soccer seasons under way and Euro Cup 2012 about to take the soccer world by storm (June 8th) I felt it a good time to talk about the art of finishing in soccer. Or better yet, how to score a goal and who better than to learn from than Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

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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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Leadership Soccer / Football News Soccer / Football Opinion

Respect and professionalism in sport?

Canadian author Declan Hill wrote in the Ottawa Citizen regarding the heavily publicized boxing match between Justin Trudeau and Patrick Brazeau which raised money for cancer research. Hill touches on a number of subjects that we see in professional sport and compares the behavior of boxers and soccer players.  

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Coach's Corner Soccer Player IQ Soccer Player Skill Development Soccer Training & Fitness

How to become a master

Canadian journalist, author and speaker Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the 10,000 rule where he says if you want to become a master in anything then you must practice for 10,000 hours. Now 10,000 hours is a long time and will require a lot of hard work but let’s break this down and look at some professionals who did this. Afterward, it won’t be such a surprise that they became the best in  their field.

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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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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.