It's a question athletes have been asking as long as there have been athletes and also as long as there has been beer: is beer good for recovery from athletic endeavors. What we're asking, because we are a soccer website, is: is soccer a good drink for recovering from a soccer game?
The greatness of Lionel Messi may never be understood. If you’ve seen him run circles around defenders like they're cones or just taken a glance at the numbers that define his career, you're probably asking yourself “How does this man do it?”
Though we may never fully know the answer, when a specimen like Messi comes around, we want to analyze every aspect of his or her existence to figure out what makes them unstoppable. How do they train? What were their parents like? Do they like flipping their pillows onto the cold side before they go to bed?!
So you’re the kid on the team with a slender, 5-foot-something frame and weight that falls right in the middle of the 50th percentile for your age. You’ve heard the words “scrawny” and “toothpick” tossed around by coaches when discussing your physique. However, as a product of your natural build, you also possess pace, good foot speed and decent technical ability.
In an excerpt from his upcoming memoir "The Keeper," Tim Howard revealed what it's like to be coached by Jurgen Klinsmann.