Tag: goal

Real Madrid celebrate with crotch slaps

OK this is just embarrassing! If you’re a Real Madrid fan here is another reason why NOT to be one. Real Madrid recently celebrated a goal with crotch slaps. Yes that is correct…crotch slaps. The embarrassing moment came after the 7th goal in their 8-0 Copa del Rey win over Levante. Whether you’re a Real Madrid fan or not this behavior has nothing to do with the game and only embarrasses anybody who enjoys the sport of soccer. 

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Who said women are less skilled than men?

Everyone, at one point or another, has been introduced to the magical skill of some of the best soccer players ever to grace the game.  The 1986 World Cup saw Maradona take on an entire team from half field and score a goal for the ages.  Barcelona’s Lionel Messi essentially copy & pasted Maradona’s effort and went through an entire team to score an almost identical goal.  Ronaldinho has pranced through so many players and teams that its difficult to pinpoint just one effort. But where my girls at?

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The “Scorpion Goal”

When we talk about the best goals in soccer, every person on this planet will have a different opinion as to what that goal is and who scored it.  There are amazing displays of skill where players take on an entire team and there are instances where a player scores a goal that requires great skill i.e. a bicycle kick.  These types of goals make you jump out of your chair and cheer.  But what about those goals that happen every now and then that leave you stunned.  You have no words and you try to pick your jaw off the ground.  These are the goals that are scored by soccer greats who have tricks up their sleeves some of us could only dream of.  One of the best players of all time, Zico, scored a goal that only he can explain best:

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2:0 – The most dangerous score in the game

Your team scores 2 goals and it is 2-0 at halftime.  You have completely dominated the game up to this point and you can’t help but think the win is penciled in.  The coach sits everyone down at halftime and touches on some good characteristics of the half but is very clear in saying that 2-0 is a dangerous score.  “Don’t get comfortable, the game isn’t over”  is what you will usually hear from a coach in this situation, “and don’t let them score a quick goal.”

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How to Become a Clinical Goal Scorer

In a previous blog I talked about natural goal scorers and some of the characteristics they have on the soccer field. I made a point to distinguish the difference between a natural goal scorer and a clinical goal scorer. In this blog I would like to talk about the characteristics of clinical goal scorer and how you – with practice – can become a clinical goal scorer yourself.

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I thought the toe-punt was a bad thing?

As kids, when we were first introduced to the sport of soccer, many of us used our toes to shoot – a.k.a the toe-punt.  Whether for reasons of comfort, instinct, or whatever it might have been, we used our toes.  Not only is this technique visible in youth learning the sport, but a classic example can be seen with inexperienced soccer players (of all ages) who kick a ball for the first time…not exactly graceful.

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