All The Best Pictures And Reactions From Brazil Getting Absolutely Mauled By Germany In The World Cup
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A Breakdown Of All The Different Soccer Positions For All Those That Just Jumped On The World Cup Bandwagon, Like Myself
The goalkeeper is simply known as the guy with gloves who keeps the opponents from scoring. He has a special position because only him can play the ball with his hands (provided that he is inside his own penalty area and the ball was not deliberately passed to him by a team mate).
Aside from being the last line of defense, the goalkeeper is the first person in attack. That is why keepers who can make good goal kicks and strategic ball throws to team mates are valuable.
The goalie has four main roles: saving, clearing, directing the defense, and distributing the ball. Saving is the act of preventing the ball from entering the net while clearing means keeping the ball far from the goal area.
The goalkeeper has the role of directing the defense since he is the farthest player at the back and he can see where the defenders should position themselves.
Distributing the ball happens when a goalkeeper decides whether to kick the ball or throw it after making a save. Where the keeper throws or kicks the ball is the first instance of attack.
Some of history’s finest goalkeepers are Lev Yashin, Gordon Banks, Dino Zoff, Peter Schmeichel, and Gianluigi Buffon.
It’s actually insane to conceptualize. I think about the best player I know in my pick up games, who’s incredible and has such an insane shot, but he isn’t even the best on the school team. Which isn’t even the best in our conference. Which is nowhere near the best in our region. Which is nowhere near the best in the nation, and that’s not even counting academy teams/club teams. And our nation (usa) is nowhere near the best in the world.
The BEST player we have ever produced is Clint Dempsey–think about that, of all these teams and leagues, he is the very best we have. And how insane is Clint Dempsey’s shot when you’re not just watching on your television? And I’m not bashing Clint Dempsey, it’s just on the world stage he’s nowhere near the best, but when you conceptualize it like I just did, he must be absolutely insane, but the level of competition in the world is just even better. We constantly criticize certain defensemen, but think of the insane level of ability to be able to maintain a place in the EPL or la liga. Same goes for attackers. Just crazy to think about. I think about what a challenge it will be to face a certain team in our conference who’s undefeated, and then I realize how crazy it must be to look at your schedule and see FC Barcelona.