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Soccer Goalies: Stop a Penalty Kick With These 3 Tips

The penalty kick. A goalkeeper's worst nightmare. When saved, the keeper comes away looking like a hero! But odds aren't in the keeper's favor. ...

Why Every Soccer Player and Coach Should Utilize Small-Sided Games

The official dimensions of a regulation high school soccer field are 100 yards long and 55 yards wide. Fields can vary up to 20 yards in length and as...

Clint Capela's Soccer Background Evident in Silky Footwork and Rapid Development

Clint Capela might measure in at nearly 7 feet tall, yet he has the feet of a ballerina. The 23-year-old Houston Rockets center is a magnificent at...

New Study Reveals the Most Important Attribute for Soccer Success

A new study from the University of Queensland used analytic techniques to determine the impact a soccer player's size, skill, speed, strength, enduran...

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo's 7-Year-Old Son Embarrass His Youth Soccer Opponent

When your name is Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., you better be good. Thankfully for Ronaldo Jr., the 7-year-old son of reigning Balloon d'Or winner Cristia...

Why Josh Norman Takes a Soccer Ball With Him Everywhere (and How It's Making Him a Better Cornerback)

A soccer ball might hold the key to the Washington Redskins' playoff hopes. Josh Norman, the team's Pro Bowl cornerback, can almost never be spotte...

Why Track and Field Legend Carl Lewis Hates Specialization in Youth Sports

Add Carl Lewis to the list of legendary athletes who despise early specialization by youth athletes. Lewis is one of the greatest track and field a...

Do Power Naps Actually Work? Here's What The Research Says

For most people, the word "nap" conjures images of drowsy toddlers and sleepy seniors. It doesn't exactly evoke chiseled athletes at the apex of hu...

9 NFL Stars Who Grew Up Playing Soccer

Soccer is a fantastic sport for sharpening footwork, agility, vision, reaction time and conditioning. That's exactly why football coaches like Mike Le...

Jim Harbaugh Thinks Any Kid Who Dreams of Playing College Football Should Start by Playing Youth Soccer

Jim Harbaugh has a message to all those midwestern boys who dream of running onto the field at the Big House one day—play soccer. During Michigan...

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