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Best Street Soccer Balls for Your Weekend Games
Soccer (or football, depending on where you're from) is far and away the most popular sport in the world. It's incredibly simple and easy to understand, yet extremely difficult to master. Little equipment is required—not even soccer cleats—and the only mandatory element is the soccer ball itself. Because soccer can be played anywhere and by almost anyone, soccer balls have become more specialized to fit a particular environment.
The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Women's soccer does not receive the attention that it deserves, as it is one of the most exciting tears of soccer to watch. Among the amazing athletes that women's soccer holds, we have come up with a list of the best female soccer players of all time.
Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?
The ongoing debate of who invented the bicycle kick has been argued for decades. With multiple arguments to be made, we are going to touch on each of the possibilities, as well as dive into the technicalities of the impressive move.
El Clasico: The Ultimate Showdown...
Growing up, my first memories of Spanish football and La Liga were in the 1996-97 season at the tender age of six years old, with my brother, watching the original Ronaldo wearing the ‘Blaugrana’ of Barcelona as he tore through defences at will.
Best Gifts for Soccer Coaches
If you happen to play on a close-knit soccer team that considers itself a family, then you should get your coach something special this holiday season. Now, this doesn't have to be anything crazy. If you don't have time to run down to the local sporting goods store, then this list of the best gifts for soccer coaches was made with you in mind.
David Beckham's Toned, Inked Body Stars in an Ad Again, This Time for a Good Cause
The first time we saw David Beckham showing off his well-toned and inked body in a commercial was in a H&M Spring 2013 ad, directed by famed British film director and good friend Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, RollnRolla). In it, we see the soccer superstar running through Beverly Hills, clad only in his underwear after being locked out of his LA home.
Best Portable Soccer Goals for Your Pickup Games
Soccer is the most popular game in the world. It's played in most countries, and is one of the few sports that truly has a world champion. A key factor in making soccer so popular is the small quantity of needed equipment. You don't need to be playing in a massive stadium, all you need for a soccer game is an open field and a ball and you can practice your skills to become one of the greatest. A goal can be made out of anything, as long as you can create two posts, but, if you want your pickup games to be more legit, here are the 10 best portable soccer goals you can buy.
Best Soccer Jerseys of All Time
Soccer, or football, all began in 1863 in England and became the world's game. Every four years the worlds best teams convene for the World Cup, while there are countless leagues to occupy players time in between. From the English Premier League, Champions League, Major League Soccer, and National Teams, these aren't simply the best jerseys of 2017, these are the ten best soccer jerseys of all time.
How to Curve a Soccer Ball
When watching the world's biggest soccer stars shoot, like Cristiano Ronaldo, especially on free kicks, fans see the goalkeeper in seemingly perfect position to make the save only to have the ball curve right past them into the back of the net, leaving the keeper dumfounded.
Best MLS Soccer Stadiums
Despite not being all over mainstream sports talk, the MLS is growing at a steady clip. Since its inception, most of the MLS teams haven't been playing in soccer-specific stadiums, and instead had to take the scraps from football and other mix-used arenas. According to the Guardian, this is no longer going to be a problem, as the majority of MLS teams will be playing in their own, soccer-specific stadiums by 2018.
Best Arsenal Players of All Time
Arsenal F.C., of the English Premier League, is one of the oldest professional soccer teams still remaining in the United Kingdom, having been founded in 1886, and has a long and storied history. Arsenal has won 13 league titles, third-most all time and is one of only six clubs to win the Premier League since it's founding in 1992.
World Cup 2018 Group A Analysis
Russia Since Russia is hosting World Cup 2018, they did not participate in the qualification games which is a disadvantage to them because the more games you play the more you are prepared for games at a big stage like the World Cup. On other hand they have some advantages in terms of playing on home soil and their spectators which will support them along the way. They have been drawn in Group A along side Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Uruguay.