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The Lost Art of the Cross

Crossing a soccer ball takes place hundreds of times throughout a game.  It is carried out as a pass and even as a shot. What do I mean, though, when I say the art of crossing is lost?

With the rise of speed, tricks and goal-minded players in modern day soccer, the cross has lost its value and potential. As opposed to having the ball do the running for the players, many players have decided they will showcase their skills and cover large spaces of the field dribbling the ball rather than passing it.