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Soccer Survives Its Outlaw Fans

Various countries and cultures have played a sport similar to the modern game of soccer (“football” to most of the world outside the U.S.). Although no one can state with any certainty when or where soccer began, it is known that the early versions of what later became soccer were played almost 3000 years ago.

The Popularity of Soccer Can Build Confidence and Promote Health

Soccer which has also been known as football is a team sport that is played on a field between 2 teams. The modern game was codified in England following the formation of The Football Association, whose 1863 Laws of the Game created the foundations for the way the sport is played today. Soccer is known today as one of the most popular sports in the world.

Relegation Fears? Just Sack Your Manager!

With some of the top teams in England struggling to find a winning rhythm, they have turned to managerial changes. And most, so far this season, have worked!

Soccer For Kids and How to Work With Soccer Parents

Kids soccer is growing at an alarming rate. If you coach soccer or are involved with a club, make sure you know how to work with soccer parents.

Freestyle Soccer – Confused on Where to Start?

Soccer is moving towards a modern era and footballers need to adapt to changes in the game. Most of them I believed are still confused about freestyle soccer and may miss the golden opportunity to improve on their soccer. Some may not know on where to begin with and tend to forget the basics of freestyle soccer. This article explains from both point of views but are geared more towards freestyle and where you should focus on.

How to Deal With Soccer Parents

This article was written by a soccer youth coach with nearly 30 years experience. The article is for youth soccer coaches, especially parent and volunteer coaches and details how to deal with soccer parents.

Uruguay 1930 – South Africa 2010 – The US Men’s Soccer Team

The United States hosted the World Cup in 1994. In a memorable match, the local team defeated Colombia, one of the favorites to win the World trophy, 2-1. In the tournament, the American squad finished 14th.

UEFA Champions League Last 16 Draw

The UEFA Champions League Group Stages are now over and the greatest club competition in the world has finally reached the excitement of the sudden death knock-out rounds. All the remaining 16 teams, the elite of European football were anxiously awaiting to learn who they would play when the competition resumes in February when the draw was made. Here is a review of draw which produced some truly mouthwatering ties to look forward to.

The Benefits of Kids’ Soccer

The number of kids playing soccer these days has overshadowed any other sport in the world. Why has soccer become so popular amongst the kids?

With the Premier League Hotting Up Manchester United Will Be Hoping Noone is Stretchered Off

The English premier league is hotting up with Liverpool looking to extend their lead by beating arsenal in the coming match and moving ahead by 4 points. With Manchester United away in Japan for the Club World Cup, Liverpool can get ahead of their historic opposition.

FC Barcelona Players – Eider Gudjohnsen

Born in Reykjavik in 1978, Eidur Gudjohnsen was clearly always going to be a footballer and made his debut in the Icelandic League when he was only 16 years of age. After just 17 games for his club Valur, the player had done enough to earn a transfer to Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven. During his 2 seasons in Holland, however, Eidur suffered numerous injuries and was only able to complete 13 games before being transferred back to Iceland – to KR Reykjavik.

FC Barcelona Players – Xavi

If you had been asked which Spanish player was going to be voted player of the tournament before Euro 2008 started, can you honestly say you would have said Xavi Hernandez? If the answer is yes, then I hope you had a good bet on it because the odds must have been tremendous. And yet, by the end of the tournament everybody could see what Barcelona fans had known for years – Xavi Hernandez is a playmaker supreme.

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