Finishing

Chip From Distance

When the goalkeeper is far enough away from the net, chipping from distance is a great scoring technique to use. It involves striking the ball just above the toes and very low to create extra spin, while lifting the ball high into the air with the right amount of power-so the shot doesn't fall short or go over the net. The quicker you kick, the faster the spin you can create. Players who have the vision to chip can maximize their chances of getting the ball in the goal.

Side Scissor Kick

The side scissor kick is a great finishing move in the air for advanced players who are willing to commit. It’s useful when there isn’t time or the right angle to get your head on the ball, but want to try to score. First you need to start the wind up early and swing your non-kicking leg towards the ball. Then kick with a smooth stroke and let the momentum come from having a firm foot.

Weston McKennie set to join Leeds United on loan — Jesse Marsch is building a USMNT club team

Top soccer reporter Fabrizio Romano confirmed on Saturday that Weston McKennie will leave Juventus for the rest of the season to join Leeds United on loan. The move does include the option for Leeds to buy McKennie permanently.

The loan move cost Leeds roughly $1.3 million and the set option to buy price is $35.8 million.

Has the USMNT finally found its No. 9 in Brandon Vázquez?

Amid the off-field chaos and turmoil within the United States men’s national team, some questions have remained on the pitch. The U.S. is dripping with talent in almost every position, but one spot has remained untethered. The No. 9 has long been a giant, flailing red flag alongside world beaters like Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Matt Turner. But after years of experimentation with different systems and players, there's finally a chance that the trial and error period is over.

16-year-old prodigy Vicky López makes goalscoring history at Barcelona

Barcelona Femení made football history on Wednesday by becoming the first team (men's or women's) to win 50 straight league matches after hammering Levante Las Planas 7-0 on Wednesday. Club history was also made as 16-year-old phenom Vicky López became Barça Femení's youngest-ever goalscorer in Liga F.

Barça's run in the league stretches back to a 4-3 defeat to Atlético Madrid on June 1, 2021, but they finished the 2020-21 campaign with five wins, won all 30 games in 2021-22 and have reached the halfway point of 2022-23 with 15 victories.

Erling Haaland fires another hat-trick, reaches 25 EPL goals in just 19 appearances

MANCHESTER, England - Norwegian goalscoring phenomenon Erling Haaland fired his fourth Premier League hat-trick of a remarkable season to earn Manchester City a comfortable 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

City dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead after Haaland headed home from a pinpoint cross from Kevin De Bruyne in the 40th minute.

Gio Reyna scores outrageous game-winner for Dortmund and silences his critics

Borussia Dortmund returned to competitive action in the Bundesliga on Sunday following a 73-day World Cup layoff, although Giovanni Reyna's quest for a first start was denied with manager Edin Terzić preferring Julian Brandt at attacking mid, Donyell Malen on the left and Karim Adeyemi on the right against Augsburg.

Rose Lavelle is cooking and will be a menace at the 2023 World Cup if she keeps up this form

Alex Morgan was pulled from the starting XI prior to the USWNT’s friendly vs. New Zealand on Friday after experiencing tightness in her lower leg. Her injury meant that the captain’s armband was transferred to Rose Lavelle. 

The 27-year-old put in quite the captain’s performance during the USWNT’s 5-0 victory vs. New Zealand scoring two goals, providing one assist and bossing the midfield.

Let’s skip straight to the good part and look at the sensational volley Lavelle scored in the 39th minute.

Memphis Depay trains with Atlético Madrid ahead of $3.25 million transfer from Barcelona

Barcelona forward Memphis Depay appeared to be on the verge of joining Atlético Madrid as he was spotted wearing the club's colors while training under manager Diego Simeone on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Dutch international has been linked with a move to Atlético for the last few days, with several reports by the Spanish media suggesting that the deal was close to be done.

Chelsea's Sam Kerr silences 47,000 Arsenal supporters with 89th-minute equalizer

LONDON - Sam Kerr scored an 89th-minute equalizer to snatch a point for Chelsea as they drew 1-1 with Arsenal in the Women's Super League on Sunday to maintain their three-point lead over the Gunners at the top of the table.

With 46,811 tickets sold for the clash at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, Chelsea's Zećira Mušović was the busier of the two goalkeepers, pulling off a string of superb reflex saves to keep her team in it as the home side dominated.

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