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The Heart; The Biggest Game Changer
There are certain feelings that I'll never forget. Feelings like when the doctor looked me in the eyes and told me my clearing date, or told me if I would be cleared in general, and it was not what I was expecting. Feelings like when my physical therapist gave me an exercise and then I would go and I would do it and it was painful and it was hard and I wanted to give up but I wanted it so bad that I knew I couldn’t. Feelings like sitting on the sideline, hurting so bad on the inside and wishing nothing more than being able to put my cleats on and go play. Feelings like hearing people complain about having to go to practice or games and wanting to just scream at them. Feelings like sitting in my room at night and realizing how much further I had to go. Feelings like bending my knee and only getting it to 80 percent but doing all I could to keep going; then trying to hyperextend my knee and the pain was making me want to quit but I wanted to play so bad that I clenched my fists and fought through the pain. I'll never forget those feelings. But there's also one more feeling that I'll never forget. I'll never forget the feeling of that day. The day where I got to put my cleats back on. The day where I got to put that jersey on. The day that for the first time in nine months, nine long and hard months, that I gotta do what I loved again.
10 Most Feared Soccer Hooligan Gangs
To say that football hooliganism sometimes entails violent behavior is an understatement. A soccer thug may throw a rival fan fifty feet to their death or toss an explosive into a police officer's car. These are the sort of things you do in the first five minutes of the best Stallone movies to justify why Sly pulling into your town to clean things up! Here are ten examples of the horrors unleashed upon the world by the most feared soccer hooligan gangs.
Manchester United Are Found Out
After two weeks of beating top four rivals and last minute comebacks, Manchester United were brought back down to Earth against Sevilla. They were dumped out of the Champions League (after probably the worst performance of the season) by a team that is over ten points behind the Champions League places in La La Liga.
Arsenal: Their Premier League Run-In
With the run-in to the Premier League season now upon us, it is only right to see how each team would get on. With that in mind, let's start with Arsenal, looking to avoid finishing in seventh, and chasing Chelsea in fifth place.
Casey Murphy a New Hope Solo
Casey Murphy: 6’1'' GK of Bridgewater, NJ for Bridgewater-Raritan HS she was ranked the #18 player in NJ and a four-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com, she lead her HS team to win the NJSIAA group IV state championship in her senior season. She made 131 saves, had 16 shoutouts, and was awarded HS MVP. Meanwhile at the club level Her PDA Slamers won the ECNL U17 national championship while she wasn't on the field, she was a student-teacher aide at a local school.
10 Things Every Soccer Player Experiences
Athletes experience a whole lot of different things compared to those who don't play any sports. From baseball to basketball, hockey, and football, players within these sports handle a lot off and during games. However, soccer players are also among those who have a love and hate relationship with their sport. From pain to bliss, there are reasons why soccer players truly enjoy playing soccer. And it's not because they're constantly getting attacked by players and the soccer ball, but other aspects that makes the sport a passion to them.
What Football Hooliganism Is and How To Stop It
Football hooliganism is an issue in our society that has been around for centuries. To start spreading the word on how can it be prevented, we first must educate those unaware of the issue.
10 Reasons You Should Date a Soccer Player
Soccer is an interesting sport with a pretty complex concept. But you know what else is interesting? The sexy players out on the field. Honestly, some of us only watch soccer to get a good look at these players. The shape of their toned bodies, their phenomenal footwork with the ball, and their amazing butts... Anyways, soccer players are pretty unique in so many ways. While they love everything and anything about soccer, they also hold loving relationships with family, friends, and their significant other. They're not just devoted to the sport, so never assume that he'll have zero time for you. Soccer players can balance out their sport and personal life, just like how they perfectly balance the soccer ball on their foot.
How To Protect Yourself from a Soccer Injury
It's so easy to get an injury in soccer, in any sport as a matter of fact. Since we're hustling on the field or on the court, we tend to put ourselves at risk of getting an injury in any way. We sometimes lose ourselves in the moment and literally risk our bodies to score a goal. But honestly, in order to really go out there and get a goal, you're going to need to put more force into your actions. But this can possibly lead to injuries.
Must Have Women's Soccer Gear for Every Shape
When it comes to sports, like soccer, it's best if you get all the gear to properly play. From the right footwear to the gloves and even any arm or leg guards, you'll need it all to get the full soccer experience. Plus if a sport does require guards, I suggest getting your hands on them to protect you from any damage and injuries.
What Premier League Teams Need to Do after the Season Ends
Although the season still has some weeks to go, it is already obvious that Manchester City are going to win the title. With that in mind, here's what each team needs to work on in the offseason to stay competitive next year.
Real Madrid Summer Transfer Targets
The summer transfer window comes closer every minute. Real Madrid are not having their best season this year, their La Liga hopes have been all but dashed by Barcelona and they suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Leganes in the Copa Del Rey. They are still alive in the Champions League however, as they defeated PSG by an aggregate 5-2, to advance to the quarterfinals.