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Physical preparation: Rehabilitation of injury ACL

Review of ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (Falcao) and Break of the Meniscus (Luis Suarez and Vidal) Proposed quantization with GPS devices for rehabilitation of hamstring

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Physical preparation: Pre-season from a systemic perspective

This text is intended as a practical tool to facilitate the development of the pre-season, from a different point of view to traditional periodization, in which the intensity of sessions is increased, and which is almost only approached from the conditional structure. In this paper a more comprehensive view of this period of the season is proposed, from the various structures that make up the athlete and the group of athletes (team), since it is what will be required by competitive reality, with everything justified with current literature.

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Training from active methodology: 1xGK

When we talk about a 1x1 action in a football match, referring to a goalkeeper versus opposing player duel, we have a clear mindset regarding this situation. We envisage a player running with the ball towards the rival goal without any other opposition to beat than the goalkeeper, and with time available before defensive help arrives. Traditionally we trained the 1xGk (one against the goalkeeper) through closed exercises of players running with the ball, beating the opposition and completing. However, we now want to expand this situation concept to also include scenarios of shots from middle and close range, without the need for there having been any running with the ball and beating opponents for the situation to be considered as a 1xGk. Because placing limits would not do justice to a sport so rich in variety, randomness and variability. In the modern game such situations are the defensive scenario with the least percentage of occurrences in competition. Bearing this in mind, should we train less for this? Or, is its level of defensive risk still so relevant that it becomes an essential content for our workouts?

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The penalty: Psychology to win the lottery

  In this month's article we will analyse its particular characteristics, the role of the mental factor, and how this affects the most common strategies used by players to face them. Furthermore, we will present some psychological strategies that will increase performance at the moment of taking them or trying to save them

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Attacking tactical situations for the improvement of the 1x1

In this article we analyse the application of changes of rhythm and individual direction while running with the ball, for the improvement of efficiency in 1x1 situations and in various training exercises to improve this important objective of play.

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Goalkeeper: Methodology for the training of the goalkeeper

Conclusions after exchange of views with Pilar Sainz de Baranda, Isidre Ramón Madir plus various comments from authors like Lillo, Yague, Wein, Blázquez, Cardenas Castillo, Artist, Moreno del Castillo and Fradua, LM Ruiz y…...

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U.S. MNT Back on World Cup Track After Ugly Draw in Panama

It was rough, it was ugly, the Americans coughed up a lead, but in the end, Tuesday's away draw against Panama meant that the U.S. MNT picked up four points from the first two World Cup Qualifiers. By Peter Nolan

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U.S. MNT Crush Honduras to Revive World Cup Hopes

With its back firmly against the wall, the U.S. MNT responded in the best possible fashion, crushing Honduras Friday night at Avaya Stadium in San Jose. By Peter Nolan

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A New Start for NYCFC Goalkeeper Sean Johnson

New York, N.Y - After a roller coaster ride of an offseason in which the Georgia-born goalkeeper was briefly a member of Atlanta United FC. By Peter Nolan

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High Flying U.S. MNT Face Panama in World Cup Qualifier

It may have been lost in the euphoria of Friday night's World Cup Qualification saving 6-0 shellacking of Honduras but the U.S. MNT lost two more players in San Jose. By Peter Nolan

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MLS - Big 5

Big hardly seems to do justice to this week's MLS Big - 5, maybe we should re-name it the Enormous - 5. No? Ok, then let's get to it. By Peter Nolan

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Injuries Hit U.S. MNT Ahead of Crucial World Cup Qualifiers

A brutal weekend in the Bundesliga has cost Bruce Arena two of his expected starting 11 for Friday's crucial World Cup Qualifying match versus Honduras. By Peter Nolan