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The basis of attacking play

Tactics is understood as a series of predetermined actions in attack and defence, by one or two players from a group or by all the team with one objective. In the attacking phase, the purpose of tactics either individal, by a group or by the team is to progress and to reach the opposition goal, overcoming the defensive barrier of the rival.

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Tactical analysis of Toronto F.C.

After 16 games, Toronto FC lead the Eastern Conference with a total of 32 points, just one more than their immediate challenger, Chicago Fire. After the setback of losing 3-0 to New England Revolution, they again returned to winning ways by beating the bottom placed team in the league - DC United .

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Tactical defensive concepts: Technical-tactical application in paired dynamic situation

In this new edition of the magazine, we enter the world of amateur football, adding this work to the one which we have been developing periodically in the youth football section. In our first publication, we present a proposal for tactical work in pairs, putting into practice a continuous workout, which as a principal objective will develop different defensive concepts. In a personal way, and trying to find maximum efficiency in the work, beforehand we will pair up players of the same positions or who play in the same sector of the pitch (2 central defenders / right +left / 2 central midfielders /central midfielder + right full-back / play-maker + attacking midfielder)

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Examples of Coordination in Youth Football

Different coaches have various interpretations on the importance of the conditional capacities in the physical preparation of our players, and achieving the attainment of optimal physical condition, absolving or minimizing the value that coordination capacities provide in the preparation of our athletes                These are what give us grace, beauty and harmony in movement. They are our master key to the execution of movements in time and space as required.

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Training the pass through played exercises

The PASS is considered the fundamental principle of collective play. Because of this and due to the fact it is an important part within football technique, we present the following work. After a brief conceptual explanation, we will show a series of exercises to work on the pass through global tasks and moves.

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The move. Maradona’s goal, quarter-final Mexico 1986

The goals from Zidane in the World Cup final 98 ', the impossible swerving shot from Roberto Carlos, the work of art of Pele in Sweden 1958' ... Jonatan Alba, collaborator at Fútbol-Táctico and level III coach, analyzes from another point of view the most important goals in football history. Many of which are the result of great decision making, but some also hide serious tactical errors.

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Ertz Stars as U.S. WNT top New Zealand

The U.S. handed New Zealand a loss Friday night in Colorado behind a pair of goals from versatile Julie Ertz and one from rejuvenated striker Alex Morgan. By Peter Nolan

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Lloyd Lone U.S. Nominee for FIFA Prize as Ronaldo Tops Men's Group

FIFA has released the shortlists for both the men's and women's Player of the Year Awards, the first since the sport's governing body separated its award from the Ballon d'Or. By Peter Nolan

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USA, Mexico, Canada Bid Unveils Preliminary City Host Candidates for 2026 World Cup

49 stadiums in 44 cities are on the list of potential World Cup host cities released today by the 2026 United Bid Committee. By Peter Nolan

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Lalas Goes on a Rant

If you care about the U.S. MNT you probably have heard it by now, Alexi Lalas' Rant. You may well have said, you know what he's right, or maybe you think he went too far. By Peter Nolan

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U.S. WNT Back in Action Against New Zealand

Jill Ellis has named a 22 player squad to face off against the Lady Ferns of New Zealand in a pair of friendlies on September 15, at Dick?s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. By Peter Nolan

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It's Puli-Time at BVB!

The Bundesliga is back and that means one thing and one thing only for the American soccer fan- it's Puli-time! By Peter Nolan