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Attacking play along the wings

One of the most successful ways to beat a tight defence is playing with width, using the side channels.. And one of the best systems is the use of the cross. The fact that one of the most disappointing teams of the 2013/14 season, namely, Manchester United managed by the Scot David Moyes, very often used this tactic is not sufficient to underestimate the importance of this medium, which is essential for creating scoring opportunities. While it is true that Manchester United frequently used this type of attack, it is equally true that the teams in the league who had an excellent season, also resorted to using the as a weapon to open up opposing defences.

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Rapid defence-attack transition after recovery of the ball in the opposition half with a 1-4-1-4-1 system. Part 1

In this article we will analyse in theoretical and practical terms, different tactical situations of play that can arise in the development of quick transitions from defence to attack after the recovery of the ball in the opposition half of the pitch. Starting from a tactical model of high pressing inserted into a 1-4-1-4-1 system

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Exercises for working on progression in play in youth football.

Within the attacking phase of the game we find a tactical principle which often goes unnoticed, but which every player applies from their beginnings in the sport, as it is an essential part of them, and it is nothing more than - reach the opposition goal area with the ball, and try to score a goal. We will delve deeper into this tactical principle, known as PROGRESSION IN PLAY, providing a brief theoretical outline and presenting a series of exercises for its development.

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The system of play 1-3-5-1-1. Attacking phase.

After last month analyzing the defensive aspect of 1-3-5-1-1, we will see how we can develop an effective attacking phase with the same game play. The initial set-up of 1-3-5-1-1, with two forwards placed vertically together, apparently leads us to think we have a single attacking reference. But actually it provides two references, one more than what happens with the 1-3-5-2. In fact, while in the 1-3-5-2 the two forwards playing horizontally, are arranged at the same height, this only provides a single point of reference. In the 1-3-5-1-1 the forwards are staggered, giving the team two attacking references, to whom to direct the ball

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Specific rondos according to positions in football.

This article aims to merge the traditional rondo game and the principle of training specificity. In this article, we demonstrate a series of specific rondos according to positions, in which depending on which role the player assumes on the pitch, he will assume a particular position and function in the proposed rondo. The intention is to improve the quality of training sessions, personalising them more, giving each player the specific stimuli they will encounter during a real match.

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Injury of patellofemoral cartilage in the knee of a footballer: Proposal for functional sporting rehabilitation

In this article we address the different aspects of the sport functional rehabilitation process (FRP) injury of patellofemoral cartilage in one knee of a professional footballer. We will begin by discussing the treatment of the injury, to later explain in detail our proposed FRP. We finish by presenting examples of sessions for different stages of FRP

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MLS - Big 5

David Villa reached and surpassed the half-century mark when he bagged both goals in New York's 2-1 win over Seattle in a Yankee Stadium downpour last Saturday. By Peter Nolan

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U.S. Soccer Giant Tony DiCicco Passes Away

Tony DiCicco, the only coach to lead the U.S. WNT to both an Olympic Gold Medal and a World Cup title, has died at 68, sparking an outpouring of affection from former players. By Peter Nolan

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NWSL Roundup

It was a big week in NWSL play with some star turns around the league, so let's start with a showdown in Houston where five-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta faced off. By Peter Nolan

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Arena Pares 40 Down to 23 for Gold Cup

With the U.S. MNT facing a busy and crucial period coach Bruce Arena revealed his strategy Sunday with the release of what is very much a "B" team for this summer's "B" event, the Gold Cup. By Peter Nolan

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U.S. WNT Edge Past Norway

The U.S. WNT wrapped up a quick European tour with a second consecutive win on Sunday, this one against Norway after defeating Sweden by the same scoreline on Thursday BY Peter Nolan.

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Red Bulls Tyler Adams in the Shop Window After U20 World Cup

It was just two years ago that 19-year-old New York Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga set tongues wagging with a performance at the U20 World Cup. By Peter Nolan