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Topic: Midfielder

 Midfielder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A defensive midfielder must be aggressive, intelligent, and tactically disciplined, providing cover in areas where his team is more vulnerable, and constantly harassing the opposing team's attacking players.
An attacking midfielder is often confused with a central midfielder.
Steven Gerrard is an example of a central midfielder, as are Michael Ballack, Lee Cattermole and Frank Lampard.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Midfielder   (2110 words)

 Training the Central Midfielder (NSCAA Newsletter) - DecaturSports.com Drills - Best source for soccer coaches in the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The midfielder runs into one of the fields where his teammates are not in possession of the ball, where he tries to win the ball quickly by creating a 4 v.
The midfielder reacts as quickly as possible, moving to the appropriate side to stop the attacker and using skillful 1 v.
The midfielder's job is either to intercept the pass or to interfere with the subsequent attack.
www.decatursports.com /drills/traincentermid.htm   (1683 words)

 Football (soccer) positions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Midfielders are players whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders.
Midfielders can be expected to cover many areas of a pitch, as at times they can be called back into defence or required to attack with the strikers.
The attacking midfielder is an important position and requires the player to possess superior technical abilities in terms of passing and most importantly the ability to read the opposing defence in order to deliver defence-splitting passes to the strikers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Football_(soccer)_positions   (3027 words)

 SLAM! Sports - World Cup 2006
Frank Ribery, midfielder, Marseille, 23: One of the French new breed.
Mauro Camoranesi, midfielder, Juventus, 29: Argentine-born midfielder is a bundle of energy who is a danger coming off the flank, both with the ball at his feet or via crosses.
Andrea Pirlo, midfielder, AC Milan, 27: Hailed as one of the new breed of holding midfielder, Pirlo can win the ball and then trigger attacks.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Soccer/WorldCup/News/2006/07/06/1671409-cp.html   (719 words)

 Midfielder Lab 2 TestPlan
The purpose of this test plan is verify the correct opperation of the Midfielder player client at this stage of development.
At this time the midfielder is required correctly position himself on the field and following kickoff run towards the ball and kick it towards the opposing goal.
Test Description: This test will verify that the Midfielder program is able to correctly position the player on the field at any specified legal coordinates.
pegasus.cc.ucf.edu /~jsecreta/group/TestPlan.html   (1062 words)

 An Attacking Midfielder Or A Defensive Midfielder - SoccerPulse Community
When Smith and Scholes play we have an OK midfield but when either is out we struggle.I cant comment on our current midfield partnership because O'shea and fletcher are not doing anything.
Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso is again being linked with a move to Manchester United in the Italian media.
Fletcher has looked more comfortable in Midfield over the last month and all the criticism he always seems to get even if hes playing good is a bit unfair.
www.soccerpulse.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=76568   (1347 words)

 AP Wire | 07/10/2006 | Former midfielder to coach Juventus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
ROME - Juventus, the Serie A soccer power at the center of the Italy match-fixing scandal, hired former midfielder Didier Deschamps as coach Monday.
Deschamps, who was the captain of France's World Cup-winning team in 1998, replaces Fabio Capello, who resigned last week to coach Real Madrid.
The two resigned due to the scandal in May, along with the club's entire board.
www.mercurynews.com /mld/mercurynews/sports/soccer/15007620.htm   (149 words)

 ESPN.com - SOCCER - Midfielder signs one-year deal
The 30-year-old Spanish international has been without a club since deciding to quit Barcelona at the end of last season after 17 years with the Catalan giants.
The stylish midfielder was linked with a number of English and Italian sides but failed to find a new team before the start of the season.
Speaking to reporters after taking part in his first training session with Carlo Mazzone's side, Guardiola said he had made the surprise choice because Brescia was the club that had shown the most interest in him.
espn.go.com /soccer/news/2001/0926/1255614.html   (351 words)

 FOX Sports - England - Randall targets Gunners run-out (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The 17-year-old made his Gunners debut as a late substitute during the Carling Cup win over West Brom, and is hoping to be involved again at Everton on Wednesday night when Arsene Wenger is expected to give many of his first-team regulars a break in the fourth-round tie.
Central midfielder Randall, born in Milton Keynes, intends to make the most of any opportunities which come his way, having learned from the experiences of working with the senior side on the pre-season tour of Austria.
Brazilian Denilson, 18, could feature in midfield, after making his first-team debut against the Baggies, and striker Jeremie Aliadiere will expect to be in the XI following his brace at The Hawthorns.
msn.foxsports.com.cob-web.org:8888 /soccer/story/6149080   (593 words)

 Football : Italian Serie A transfers in 2006/2007 season (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Midfielder Cristiano Del Grosso from Ascoli; Midfielder Gabriel Penalba from Quilmes; Goalkeeper Marco Fortin from Siena; Defender Semedo from Sporting Lisbon; Forward Simone Pepe from Udinese; Midfielder Davide Biondini on loan from Reggina; Midfielder Antonino D'Agostino on loan from Udinese.
Midfielder Michele Marcolini from Atalanta Bergamo; Forward Salvatore Bruno from Brescia Calcio; Midfielders Mattia Marchesetti and Stefano Garzon from Cremonese; Goalkeeper Vincenzo Sicignano from Lecce; Forward Denis Godeas from Palermo; Polish midfielder Kamil Kosowski on loan from Kaiserslautern; Defender Giovanni Marchese from Catania - return after loan.
Forward Adrian Mutu from Juventus; Midfielder Fabio Liverani from Lazio; Defender Alessandro Potenza from Mallorca; Midfielder Mario Alberto Santana from Palermo; Goalkeeper Sebastien Frey from Parma; Forward Ferreira Reginaldo and midfielder Massimo Gobbi from Treviso; Midfielder Manuele Blasi on loan from Juventus; Goalkeeper Cristiano Lupatelli from Palermo - return after loan.
www.betinf.com.cob-web.org:8888 /italy_transfer.htm   (1068 words)

 clubcall - Latest football news, transfers, reports
Arsenal and United have long been linked with the player but clubcall understands Tottenham are on the lookout for a new midfielder with Edgar Davids poised to return to his first club Ajax.
Martin Jol is keen to add all-action midfielder Zokora to his squad for next season's European campaign and push for honours, and Spurs could emerge as favourites to land the player with Damien Comolli the man who signed him for Saint Etienne.
Comolli was sporting director with the French club before he joined Spurs and was also a chief scout for Arsenal when they were heavily linked with the player.
www.clubcall.com /index.jsp?storyID=6670   (166 words)

 BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Portsmouth | Portsmouth sign midfielder Vukic
Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric told the club's website: "We've an attacking midfielder that is a very welcome addition to our squad.
Midfielder Vukic has been named by Serbia & Montenegro coach Ilija Petkovic in his squad for the World Cup qualifying games against Lithuania and Spain.
Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie added: "He is the type of player we have been looking for and has proved he knows where the goal is which will be an asset to us.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/4196034.stm   (198 words)

 CNN.com - Tottenham sign up midfielder Brown - Dec. 24, 2003
Midfielder Michael Brown will join Tottenham from English First Division Sheffield United when the transfer window opens on January 1.
The 26-year-old midfielder, who began his career at Manchester City, has scored 28 goals in 142 league games for United.
Due to a four-match suspension, Brown will not be available to play for Spurs until their Premier League game against Liverpool on January 17.
edition.cnn.com /2003/SPORT/football/12/24/england.brown/index.html   (208 words)

 England: Six ways to change the team to get in a defensive midfielder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Most countries would not hesitate to balance their midfield — and there would be a feverish debate as to which player to leave out.
In Brazil there would be no thought to a team with no defensive midfielders regardless of how many Robinhos had to sit on the bench as a result.
Carrick for me is the ideal player to take up the defensive midfield slot, simply because of his range of passing, and I think he is a better tackler than Hargreaves.
www.squarefootball.net /article/article.asp?aid=3312   (1116 words)

 U.S. midfielder Mastroeni injured - Boston.com
U.S. midfielder Pablo Mastroeni will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after partially tearing his left quadriceps during practice.
CARSON, Calif. --U.S. midfielder Pablo Mastroeni will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after partially tearing his left quadriceps during practice.
Kansas City Wizards midfielder Kerry Zavagnin was added to the training camp roster on Tuesday and is expected to arrive in Carson on Wednesday night.
www.boston.com /sports/soccer/articles/2006/01/10/us_midfielder_mastroeni_injured?mode=PF   (265 words)

 Pavel Nedved Biography - The story of the czech midfielder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Nedved played more or less like a striker before, but nowadays he plays in a more midfield role.
The guy of Cheb, who trains himself with his father to learn to shoot at goal, became one of best midfielders of the world and his father's teaching was very useful.
The goal habit, especially with shot from far, is own one of his characteristics.
pavelnedved11.altervista.org /home/pavel_nedved_story.htm   (1114 words)

 Defender/ Midfielder Camp
Camp will focus on the defender and the midfielder positions, in tactical form.
Participants will experience high-level defensive and midfielder training to help compete competitively.
Participants will learn responsibilities and attributes of the modern midfield and defensive positions and what to expect of the midfield and defensive positions at the high school level.
schoolweb.psdschools.org /sabercats_soccer/defmidcamp.htm   (88 words)

 USATODAY.com - New England midfielder Clint Dempsey suspended for two games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
NEW YORK (AP) — New England Revolution midfielder Clint Dempsey was suspended two games and fined $1,000 for violent conduct in the Revolution's 0-0 tie with the Kansas City Wizards a week ago.
On Aug. 9, Dempsey and Wizards defender Jimmy Conrad jumped for a head ball in midfield and Dempsey's elbow struck Conrad in the face.
Dempsey's suspension means he will miss games against the Chicago Fire at home on Sunday and the Columbus Crew at home a week later.
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/mls/revolution/2006-08-15-dempsey-suspension_x.htm?csp=34   (146 words)

 Best Midfielder in The CCC - Soccervision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
the midfielders who i think are the the top dogs would be:
But there are too many great midfielders in the Championship to pick just one..
There are too many to mention, literally every championship side has a quality midfielder.
soccervision.co.uk /forum/showthread.php?t=6051   (1596 words)

 BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Tottenham Hotspur | Tottenham sign midfielder Ghaly
Tottenham have signed Feyenoord's Egyptian midfielder Hossam Ghaly on a four-and-a-half-year contract.
The combative midfielder, 24, made 49 appearances for Feyenoord after joining them from Egyptian side Ahly.
"He is a versatile, very physical and technically gifted midfielder who will offer us a number of playing options.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/4666260.stm   (142 words)

 USATODAY.com - MetroStars trade midfielder Arena to D.C. United   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The MetroStars traded midfielder Kenny Arena, the son of U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena, to D.C. United for future considerations Friday.
"We were looking for two defenders, a reserve goalkeeper and an outside midfielder, and we found all four," general manager Steve Pastorino said.
With their other selections, CD Chivas chose Virginia Commonwealth midfielder Helmis Matute, California midfielder Mike Munoz and UC Santa Barbara goalkeeper Dan Kennedy.
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/mls/2005-02-05-roundup_x.htm   (537 words)

 Soccer Dictionary-Tips-Terms
When describing defensive positions & terms such as "Support" it is necessary to refer to the "middle of the field".
The middle of the field is the area that includes the Halfway Line & is where the midfielders generally stay the most.
When a ballhandler intentionally passes the ball through a defenders legs, then the defender has been "nutmegged".
www.soccerhelp.com /Soccer_Tips_Dictionary_Terms_M_N.shtml   (739 words)

 Kjellman Wins Second Straight IWLCA Midfielder of the Year Honor :: Junior midfielder helped Northwestern to its ...
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The accolades continue to pour in for Kristen Kjellman (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) as Saturday night she was named the 2006 IWLCA Midfielder of the Year at the IWLCA All-American banquet in Baltimore, Md. It marks the second straight year Kjellman has won the award.
Kjellman, recently named a two-time first team IWLCA All-American, the recipient of the NCAA Honda Award for lacrosse and the winner of the 2006 Tewaaraton Trophy, led the nation's top scoring offense with 72 goals, ranking among the top 10 nationally in goals, points (98) and draw controls (91) to go with 26 assists.
IWLCA Midfielder of the Year for the second straight year
www.cstv.com /sports/w-lacros/stories/061106aaa.html   (503 words)

 TEXAS | KHOU.com | News for Houston, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
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FC Dallas released midfielder Mark Wilson from his contract Friday to allow him to pursue playing opportunities in Europe.
Wilson, a native of England, joined the team in September 2005.
www.khou.com /sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D8JEJ3NO0.html   (295 words)

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