Look for merchandise with the logo on soon!
We are pleased to unveil our new logo:
The logo incorporates the Triquetra, which in this case is symbolizing the body, mind and spirit, because we live and breathe soccer! You may also have noticed that the BMS also ties in with Beast Mode Soccer!
Look for merchandise with the logo on soon!
Take a look at the rough video below. This will make up part of our new and improved 'Goal! Two Week Home Development Guide'. The book is in the process of being updated but I wanted to give you a sneak peak at the new video, '600 Touches in 6 Minutes'.
Some of these moves are pretty advanced, but it's all about getting out there and doing it! When the video is fully complete, we will make it available to download as an mp4 so you can take it with you on your mobile device! No excuses, everybody has a spare 6 minutes a day! Remember this is a ROUGH cut of what the finished product will be, but the info is on there for you to get out and do it!
WOW! What an amazing game of soccer we witnessed yesterday between the United States Women's National Team and Canada! This game had everything you want, goals, controversy, drama, great technique and did I mention SEVEN goals?
There were so many good goals in the game, I could have picked any of Christine Sinclair's THREE (yes, a hat trick against Hope Solo) in particular her third, a perfect header curling into the far post over the defender and away from Hope, or how about Megan Rapinoe's first which went in directly from the corner, or her second, which was an absolute rocket! However, after a discussion we have decided to break down the goal that broke Canadian hearts, Alex Morgan's header in the 123rd minute. Here we go.....
It's the last minute of extra time, with penalties looming. USWNT legend Abby Wambach has the ball, looks up and sprays it into space over to Heather O'Reilly. Wambach knows where the US strengths are, and this is obviously their last chance in extra time. Rather than playing O'Reilly's feet at the edge of the box, Abby forces her into the space to cross the ball.
As soon as she plays the ball over to Heather O'Reilly Abby makes the run into the box. Everybody knows that Abby is the most aerially dominant player in the women's game, so the Canadian players know what is coming. Alex Morgan (circled in yellow), has her eye line permanently fixed to the ball and has been since Abby made the initial pass. Watch the video as Alex saunters into the box with an absolute coolness about her.
Heather O'Reilly adjusted her run in order to be able to play the ball first time in, and serves up a fantastic cross, just inside what I call 'no man's land' (between the 6 and the penalty spot, goalkeepers do not like that zone, it's too far to come out to clear it).
As the ball is clipped in, the Canadian players are anticipating the ball going to Abby, and have three players around her (see above). Alex reads the ball perfectly and rises about half a foot above the Canadian defender. What Alex does with the header is absolutely crucial at this point....
Instead of attacking the ball, she merely redirects the speed that the ball already has on it from O'Reilly's cross. If she attacks this ball, at this angle, the ball goes over because she is not able to get over it to head it down. So instead she rises over the Canadian defender, tenses her neck muscles and allows the ball to strike her forehead and redirect towards the goal, over the Canadian goalkeepers head.
Doing this, Alex has managed to keep the ball from going over. As she heads it, the Canadian goalkeeper, Erin McLeod is about two yards off the line, looking for where the ball is going. Does she go for it? Does she stay?
The keeper stays where she is, and Alex loops the ball over her. Again, great anticipation from her, and it shows how far her game has come since the World Cup, Alex Morgan is fast becoming a great player!
This game had absolutely everything, and was honestly one of the most exciting I have witnessed in a long time. Controversial referee calls, ball's hitting the bar, a slug-fest to make it 3-3 and then the goal in the last seconds of the game. You have to feel for Canada, who were great on the day and would have probably beaten any other team in the world playing like they did. Christine Sinclair cemented herself as one of the greatest women players with an absolutely phenomenal hat-trick. What I personally loved about this game was the message that it sends to young players, and that message is NEVER EVER GIVE UP!
You can watch the goal here:
Let's take a look at the goal scored by the USWNT against Korea in the Olympics group stage. Apologies for the quality of video, but NBC are not making highlights available to embed into sites, so this is the best we could find:
Lauren Cheney receives the ball, immediately looks up and see's Alex Morgan making the run. Cheney has great vision of the field, and floats a 20-25 yard ball through to Morgan. It looks like Cheney slightly knuckles the ball to enable a tiny curve allowing the ball to arch into Alex Morgan's path.
Alex Morgan's initial touch takes her away from goal, but she immediately turns to shield and assess her options. This is where I feel Alex has developed her game so much in the past 18 months. Before she would have taken that touch and shot, now she is more aware of what runs her teammates will make, when to turn, when to shield etc. Top players never stop learning and Alex Morgan is tantamount to this.
As she turns here, she see's Abby Wambach making the run, instead of playing the ball early to Abby, she sucks in the defenders two defenders closest to the ball, leaving Abby open to make that darting run through.
This frame perfectly show what Alex Morgan has done by sucking both defenders in to her. Abby is freely making the run behind her defender with the third defender too far away to make up the ground. Now take a look at Alex's body shape... look's like she's shooting doesn't it? A little fake shot (so simple yet effective) and she slots the ball through to Abby Wambach.
Abby Wambach again shows why she has scored 141 goals for the USWNT with a nice cool and composed finish in front of goal. This is another player who has evolved a lot, always known for scoring goals with her head, she has been class in this Olympics, showing great touches, change of pace, skill and even a cheeky bicycle kick (see first picture, unfortunately she was offside). She is definitely not a one dimensional player.
So a great goal from the USWNT. A pin point pass from Lauren Cheney, great touch and awareness from Alex Morgan and a cool finish form Abby Wambach... deserves the title of #ultimatetekkers
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