When having a discussion about the most famous soccer players in the world, only a few names come to mind. And when choosing one player as the most famous, Lionel Messi is the only name that comes to mind.
Lionel Messi plays for the Argentina national team, and plays his club soccer at FC Barcelona in Spain’s La Liga and has experienced an unbelievable amount of success at Barcelona.
Last calendar year, Messi scored 91 total goals in all competitions, a world record for the most goals in a calendar year. Not only was this impressive because of Read the rest of this entry »
2012 was an exciting year for soccer fans around the world. A new champion was crowned and others went home disappointed. Despite all the drama that surrounded this sport, five teams stood out from the rest.
Manchester City was without a doubt one of the top soccer teams of 2012. Despite their late season slump and loss to Napoli in the Championship League, their roster is full of young, talented players.
Chelsea had a strong Read the rest of this entry »
So your kid wants to get into soccer but you’re not so sure you want to spend the money to get them started with a hobby they just might not keep? If you’re the type of mom who spends hours on Shop Electricity Rates Texas just to save a few cents a therm we’ve got the lowdown on what you NEED to buy for the rising soccer star and what you can skip.
NEED: Soccer Ball – you can get one for less than twenty dollars at any neighborhood sporting goods store
SKIP: Multiple Balls – your kid gets one. That will encourage them not to lose it.
NEED: Shin Guards – soccer players notoriously get kicked in the shins during games and it’s great protection
SKIP: Other Padding – It’s not football. Your kid doesn’t need a cup, shoulder pads or a helmet if they’re under 14 years old.
NEED: Net – you can buy netting at your local hardware or fishing store to use in place of a backyard goal
SKIP: Actual Goal – String up the net between two trees and make it work. Goals are clunky, anyway.
There are many official rules of soccer, all of which are observed in professional games throughout the world. The basics revolve around the fact that there are 11 players on each side (1 goalkeeper plus 10 outfield players) who compete to see who can score the most goals. A goal is scored when the ball goes over the goal line in the goal. The whole of the ball has the cross the whole of the line for a goal to be successful. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the many positives of playing soccer is that as long as you have a ball and several players, you can play a game absolutely anywhere. Around the world, everyday, lovers of the game are setting up makeshift pitches, and playing a great, friendly game of soccer. When it comes to choosing a place to play, there are only a few factors that you have to consider. Is there a flat, safe place to play? Are there any materials that can be used as goal posts? How many players do you have?
If you have enough players for Read the rest of this entry »
Soccer is without question the most popular sport in the world. One reason for this popularity is that a player needs virtually no special equipment to play a friendly game. If you have a ball and a relatively large field, two makeshift goals can be easily constructed allowing play to commence. However, on the competitive side, there are a few necessary pieces of equipment.
A proper kit is required for competitive soccer. Most soccer players wear short pants with knee-length socks. Many players wear two Read the rest of this entry »
Since many people play soccer, the most popular sport in the world, many often have questions regarding where to obtain the best equipment that will help them shine in games. Even though equipment plays a very small part in success on the field, it always helps to have the best equipment available before playing. In order to get the best soccer equipment, a consumer’s best bet is to go to a store specifically specializing in soccer. By choosing to buy equipment at soccer specific stores, it is almost ensured that the Read the rest of this entry »
Selecting the best soccer products is not easy, simply because of the variety of selection that is available. After all, there are so many top companies that sell soccer products, and even some smaller ones that have great products on offer. However, there are always certain “top” brands that can be relied on to provide the best gear for yourself or your soccer team.
The main companies that sell soccer products are Nike, Adidas, Umbro and Reebok. These are companies that have been selling soccer products for Read the rest of this entry »