standard menu sizeBrazilian dominance in soccer requires a new complexion. We were fortunate sufficient to attend a higher-intensity session, as opposed to a session devoted to preparation or recovery. Soon after their warm-up, the players did some dynamic fitness, cutting among two cones, creating contact with a coach and then accelerating away. Next, they shifted into a transition physical exercise which saw the defense construct out of the back, purposely lose possession at midfield and then face a counter-attack. After that, four teams of 4 played quick games to goal on a little field. We were all amazed at the overall performance of the objective keepers, as properly as at the speed of play. Finally, the team completed with free time in which folks could function on what they chose, like finishing, extended-balls, or fitness.
FK Stechovice made wholesale alterations at half-time. With fresh legs, they made it increasingly tough on us in the second half — placing immense stress on the ball and doing effectively to preserve possession. With only a handful of subs at our disposal (and old guys subs at that — me, Matt Poole, Ciaran Dalton, and Tor Hotham) Swarthmore was constantly going to face an uphill battle to get back into the game. At 3-, we managed to earn a penalty, but failed to convert. In the final minutes chasing a aim we conceded two more and the scoreline finished 5-. Right after the final whistle we had a chance to practice our penalties as …READ MORE