The MLS All-Stars faced German powerhouse Bayern Munich last week in Portland, Oregon. It was a lively, fast-paced game which included some stellar goals. Have a look at this goal from the Red Bulls’ Bradley Wright-Phillips. BWP continued his run to get behind the defender and sent a blistering shot to the far post.
That goal brought the All-Stars level with Bayern. It was followed up by another outstanding goal from the L.A. Galaxy’s Landon Donovan, which was enough to win the game. Watch how Donovan stayed calm and slipped the ball past Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer. Here’s a tip for all of you goalkeepers out there: Notice how Neuer stopped coming off his line. It allowed Donovan extra time and space which resulted in conceding a goal. If you’re a goalkeeper, make sure you keep coming off your line when an attacker gets past the last defender.
The RSA fall season is only a few weeks away so be sure to try these shots when you play! You might score like Bradley and Landon!
In just one month, RSA will open the season for our exciting rec soccer program. There’s still time to register for our in-town and travel programs! Just go to our registration page to get started. We offer fun and friendly soccer for kids from pre-K through high school.
And don’t forget we need lots of volunteer coaches. Even if you’ve never coached before, we’ll help you get up and running with a coach’s clinic and personal assistance from our friendly division coordinators.
We’ll see you September 6 for opening day!
Sometimes being a sub isn’t so bad. Just ask Mario Gotze, Germany’s goal-scoring hero in today’s World Cup final against a lackluster Argentina. Gotze patiently waited on the bench for his moment of glory, which didn’t come until halfway through the second period of extra time in a scoreless game. It was then that he deftly received a pass from Andre Schurrle and volleyed the ball into Argentina’s net. The stunning strike was all Germany needed to become World Cup champions for the fourth time.
Germany showed their prowess throughout the tournament which included a 7-1 romp against host nation Brazil last week. And now, the four-year quest for a new champion begins. The 2018 World Cup will take place in Russia.
Soccer fans around the globe will be watching today to see which country will become World Cup champions. After Germany dealt a crushing blow to Brazil this past week, and Argentina slipped past the Netherlands on penalty kicks, this afternoon’s World Cup final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro promises to be one for the history books. Fans may see Lionel Messi, considered to be one of the best players in the world, win his first World Cup with Argentina. They may also see Thomas Muller lead Germany to its fourth World Cup championship.
If you love soccer, you know where you need to be today — in front of your TV!
Want to see Messi and Muller’s goals from this year’s World Cup? Click here.