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The key characteristics of Portland Timbers which won them their first MLS Title

In the now completed 2015 season we have a new champion of the MLS. Guided by Caleb Porter and against all expectations, the Portland Timbers won their first MLS trophy after defeating Columbus Crew 1-2.

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The play of inside players. Development of situations for the improvement in the relationship and mobility between inside players.

It's no surprise to say that the most important players in a team which uses a combination model of play are the inside players, as these are the major protagonists which allow this model of play to be carried out with maximum efficiency. These players, set the trend of the team to be more or less brilliant, dominating aspects of the game than no other player is able to understand at this age. Because of these aspects and many more, we have provided this small article composed of 4 mid-level exercises, so that players with these profiles can improve aspects of their body position along with technical facets such as passing, control, and other conditions of play related to the tempo and rhythm of the game.

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Interview with Benito Floro

Since 2013 Benito Floro has coached the Canadian national team, with the main objective of qualifying for the World Cup 2018. We spoke with one of the first coaches in Spain to use psychology in the dressing room.

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Through-runs, movements and positionings in the system with two forwards.

It is fundamental, essential and basic in a system of play with two strikers that both players get to know each other, that they link up well and perform movements and through runs in coordination and with agreement, as required by the moment of play  and depending on the situation of both the team-mate with the ball and the opposition defenders. In continuation we will analyse supporting through runs, running onto through balls and mixed through runs, as well as the movements that the forwards should perform to reach the opposition goal as free as possible from any marking, and having the best options possible for a shot on goal with the intention of scoring.

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5 aspects to bear in mind when training female goalkeepers

Today, women's soccer is on the rise. There are many players who want to start playing the sport. And every day goalkeepers start their journey through the world of soccer at younger ages But do we know the differences between boys and girls when it comes to playing sport?, In this article, we will discuss the differences between male and female goalkeepers on a physical and psychological level, and also examine several aspects to take into account when preparing our sessions and making our weekly or monthly schedules. All so that our young female goalkeepers can work in the best way possible

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Working the defensive line of 4 players. Positioning, Delaying Play, Covering and Distances between players.

The defensive line of 4 players will be composed of two full-backs (left and right) and two central defenders (left and right). These players should be coordinated to perfection to avoid any danger or threat to the goal they defend. For this they must manage and control the situation, taking into account the distance or gaps that may exist between the players, in this way favouring support and covering of team-mates. They must also manage the offisde situation, deciding whether to drop-back or close down the space to put the opposition forwards in offside situations. Normally the player with the most tactical ability and concentration will be the one to lead the defensive line, talking to his team-mates and positioning them to minimise the number of possible errors. Dialogue and awareness are key factors, as the situation can be both physically and mentally demanding.

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Klinsmann Names 40 Provisional Roster for Copa

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 40 man Provisional roster for next month's Copa America Centenario, and as expected, there are a few surprises. By Peter Nolan

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Catching up with Becky Sauerbrunn

Hartford, Ct. - On Wednesday morning, less than one week after five of the most prominent players on the United States Women's National Team filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. By Peter Nolan

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Blue Collar Brazilian with a Touch of Class

Harrison, N.J. - The New York Red Bulls won their first game of the MLS season Saturday night at Red Bull Arena in thrilling style, coming back twice to beat the Houston Dynamo. By Peter Nolan

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MLS - Big 5

MLS Expansion is in the news again and so are refereeing decisions, the L.A. Galaxy, and Didier Drogba, but first, we have to ask, does NYCFC have a... By Peter Nolan

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NWSL Roundup

It was a day to celebrate Women's soccer as an NWSL record 22,403 fans came out to support the Orlando Pride (1W-1L-0D) in the club's first-ever home game. By Peter Nolan

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U.S. WNT Learn Olympic Foes but state Boycott is 'On The Table'

The U.S. WNT won't have an easy time of it this August in Rio de Janeiro when they look to make it a hat-trick of Olympic Gold Medals. By Peter Nolan