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  Midfielder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In football (soccer), a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders.
Midfielders typically exhaust the most energy during a match due to the distance they cover on a pitch, as at times they can be called back into defense or required to attack with the strikers.
The attacking midfielder is an influential 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 a defence-splitting pass for the strikers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Midfielder   (1691 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 typically exhaust the most energy during a match due to the distance they cover on 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   (2545 words)

 Teaching Your Youth Soccer Team to Play a 4-4-2
Alternatively, it is possible for both center midfielders to make check runs toward the ball, at different angles, or for one to check to the ball and one to provide support for the outside midfielder.
After turning, the wing midfielder in a 4-3-3 sees a forward straight ahead along the wing, one in the center working back from the penalty spot, and a forward wide on the other side of the field.
In the 4-4-2, a wall pass with the center midfielder, or a ping off one of the two strikers checking back from the penalty area, both can be used to play the wing midfielder into space in front of the 18 a little more easily than with a 4-3-3.
www.brucebrownlee.com /coaching/tactical/playing442part1.htm   (918 words)

 Training the Central Midfielder (NSCAA Newsletter) - DecaturSports.com Drills - Best source for soccer coaches in the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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)

 Soccer Squads Signs Midfielder Rachel Grushkin :: The 5-6 senior prep midfielder from Eureka High School in Eureka, ...
Soccer Squads Signs Midfielder Rachel Grushkin :: The 5-6 senior prep midfielder from Eureka High School in Eureka, Calif., is the sixth newcomer slated to join the Ducks for the fall of 2003.
The 5-6 senior midfielder from Eureka High School in Eureka, Calif., is a three-time MVP of her Eureka High School squad, and also has led the team in scoring her first three seasons.
Last summer she traveled with the Nor Cal International Soccer Academy on a tour of England, and was named the squad MVP and captain as the team posted one win and a tie against two women's premier league teams.
www.cstv.com /sports/w-soccer/stories/041703aai.html   (434 words)

 Women's Soccer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Habig is a midfielder from Westfield High School, where she was an all-state honoree by the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association and a member of the 2000 national finalist Carmel Cosmos soccer team.
She was a member of the Maryland ODP team that was the Region I tournament winner in 1999 and 2000 and a national medalist in 2000, and her club team, the Bethesda Dragons, won several Maryland State Championships.
Ramza is a midfielder from Parkway Central High School who was an all-conference player and team offensive MVP while being a member of the Missouri State ODP team and her club team, JB Marine.
www.vanderbilt.edu /htdocs/athletics/womensoccer/pressbox/Releases/020405.htm   (696 words)

 BYUCougars.com - BYU Women's Soccer Feature Article
Lui's soccer career began when she was five years old in Hawai`i, though soccer was not necessarily her first choice.
By the time Lui entered high school, she had fallen in love with soccer, and soccer did not seem to have any qualms with her either.
Because she is so capable with the soccer ball, Lui has become the team's distributor, leading the offensive organization by ensuring the ball moves in the proper direction.
www.byucougars.com /Filing.jsp?ID=6807   (1196 words)

Meanwhile senior midfielder Ian McDonald, the sole captain for Cabrini (5-12-2) this season, was named to the PAC All-Sportsmanship team.
Benner, a midfielder from East Greenville, Pa., led Cabrini in both goals (12) and assists (6), contributing directly to two-thirds of the team's 27 goals this fall.
Jaskelewicz, a class of 1993 Cabrini graduate, is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the soccer program, with 167 points, more than twice as many as his closest pursuer.
www.cabrini.edu /default.aspx?pageid=40   (2797 words)

 Vanderbilt Soccer
With the loss, the Commodores fall to 2-11 overall and 0-4 in the MVC, while Bluejays up their record to 7-2-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the conference.
Midfielder Brett Rodriguez put the Bluejays up 2-0 in the 20th minute, when he buried a shot into the left corner of the net following a cross from defender David Wagenfuhr.
Wagenfuhr was involved in Creighton's third goal of the afternoon, when he served the ball into the box off a corner kick, which midfielder Damien Westfield headed into the back of the net.
www.vanderbilt.edu /commodores/mensoccer/postgame/021013.htm   (268 words)

 Soccer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Soccer is a game played on a large, grass (or dirt) field where players try to kick the ball into the opposing team's goal.
Soccer is a great form of exercise for young people because it involves a tremendous amount of stamina, quickness, agility and teamwork.
Shin guards, the only piece of protective equipment that is mandatory in most soccer leagues, are designed to protect the shins against abrasions and contusions, but their effectiveness in preventing leg fractures is yet to be determined, according to a report in the journal Clinical Sports Medicine.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/hl/fit/spor/kfsoccer.jsp   (1597 words)

 lady lion soccer
The project is designed to light the soccer field, provide stadium seating and press box, and build a memorial area to remember the life of Josh Riley.
The goal of this soccer project is to remember the life of Josh and his sacrifice.
The soccer programs will be having tryouts on December 6th, according to FHU head coach Jason Elliott.
www.fhu.edu /athletics/wsoccer/index.asp   (1335 words)

 University of Minnesota Duluth Athletics
On Monday, the senior midfielder was named to the 2005 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas Women College Scholar All-America College Division Second Team.
Lensing, a senior midfielder, ended her career as one of the most prolific players ever to don the Bulldog uniform.
Missed opportunities have plagued the University of Minnesota Duluth women's soccer team in 2005 and it was the same story Sunday against the University of North Dakota.
www.umdbulldogs.com /womens/soccer   (426 words)

 Amherst College Athletics: Women's Soccer
Junior midfielder Jenny Muller notched her second and third goals of the season to lead the Jeffs.
Junior midfielder Lesley Pruzansky led the charge, notching a goal and two assists as the Jeffs outshot the Lyons 30-1 and improved to 4-3-1.
Amherst rookie midfielder Natalie Ferraiolo notched her first collegiate score to seal the win for the Jeffs, who improved to 3-0-1, while Springfield fell to 3-2-2.
www.amherst.edu /sports/current/w-soccer/index.html   (997 words)

 Osborne Adds to All-America Honors :: The junior midfielder is named one of Soccer America's MVPs.
North Carolina's Lindsay Tarpley was named Soccer America's Player of the Year, and is one of four Tar Heels chosen as a Soccer America MVP and is joined by Catherine Reddick, Lori Chalupny and Heather O'Reilly.
College soccer's most versatile performer, another U-19 world champion and burgeoning full national-teamer, provided a target up top when injuries slowed Broncos' attack, then led their late-season surge from midfield, scoring 11 goals with six assists as Santa Clara won the West Coast Conference title and reached the NCAA quarterfinals.
Former U.S. national-teamer and college soccer's top holding midfielder, a 2001 MVP under her maiden name (Cramer), scored six goals and dished out 13 assists to lead the Cougars to the NCAA quarterfinals in their finest season.
santaclarabroncos.cstv.com /sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/010904aaa.html   (688 words)

 Lobos Sign Four For 2006 :: New Mexico returns eight starters and 18 letterwinners in 2006
As a junior, she led the Beetdiggers with seven assists and had four goals on the season as a midfielder.
Norton is a four-year letterwinner and an all-state midfielder from Orem High School in Orem, Utah.
As a team captain her senior year for the Golden Tigers, Norton led the team to the state quarterfinals and was named first team all-region and was an all-state honorable mention.
golobos.cstv.com /sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/020106aaa.html   (544 words)

 Women's Soccer Bios
Prior to FIU: Lettered in soccer and track and Cardinal Carter High...named Athlete of the Year in 1995 and 1996...honored with MVP in both soccer and track...four-time Indoor Soccer MVP...member of the under-17 Ontario Champion Richmond Hill Raiders in 1996 and 1997...born May 29, 1980...Physical Therapy major...daughter of Sarina and Orazio Drogo.
First team All Miami-Dade in 1999…named MVP of the Rams' soccer team the last three years…most assists on the soccer team the past two seasons…finished her career with 100 goals and 30 assists…also played volleyball (MVP, 1999) and softball (MVP, 1998)…undecided major…has one brother, Armando…daughter of Armando and Vielka Delgado.
Participated in soccer, hockey, netball and track at the prep level in England…won the school's soccer Achievement Award in 1997 as well as the Achievement Award as best girls athlete in 1997…played on the England under-18 national team in 1999-2000…Physics major…has one brother named Sean…daughter of Michael and Eileen Farrow.
www.fiu.edu /~athletic/wshome/wsbios00.htm   (1298 words)

 Colorado College | Women’s Soccer
The Colorado College women's soccer team has accepted an invitation to compete as a temporary affiliate member of Conference USA, starting with the 2006 season, the league and school jointly announced today (April 6, 2006).
In addition, midfielder Jamie Maltman of Winnetka, Ill., has transferred from the University of Iowa and will be a junior in 2006-07.
Junior midfielder Katlin Okamoto, senior forward/midfielder Alex West and senior defender/team captain Laura Wilcox of Colorado College are among 23 players nationwide named this week to the NCAA Division I Independent Women's Soccer All-Academic Team for the 2005 season.
www.coloradocollege.edu /athletics/varsity_sports/wsoccer   (1366 words)

 World Soccer News
AC Milan is still aiming to challenge for the Italian league title despite starting the season with a 15-point penalty for its role in a corruption scandal.
WEST HAM manager Alan Pardew is considering a move for a midfielder before the start of the new Premiership season next month.
Hearts expect midfielder Julien Brellier to recover from a knock to face Bosnians Siroki Brijeg in next week's Champions League qualifier.
www.topix.net /world-soccer   (787 words)

 Official Site of UNH Athletics - Men's Soccer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
He plays club soccer for Eagles A.C. and his father is the assistant men's soccer coach at Duke University.
In addition, Hankard was a member of the 1998 Region I team and plays club soccer for the 1999 state champion Oakwood Soccer Club.
Our staff has worked with the Seacoast United Soccer Club for the past seven years and to see these two, Glode and Wyman realize their dreams is special.
www.unhwildcats.com /soccerm/releases/041100.shtml   (740 words)

 US Soccer News
World Cup soccer When Landon Donovan returned to the Bay Area after helping the U.S. men's national soccer team stun the world and advance to the quarterfinals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, he received...
The Los Angeles Galaxy and Crystal Palace F.C. of the English Coca-Cola League Championship, the second-highest level of English soccer, played to a 1-1 tie in a game that was postponed at halftime due to a...
D.C. United midfielder Freddy Adu wasn't hurt after getting into a minor car accident while driving home from a game over the weekend.
www.topix.net /us-soccer/?p=5009   (876 words)

 FresnoBee.com: High School: Cream of the crop: 2006 High School Girls Soccer All-Stars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Clovis High forward Sean Harvey, 17, left, and Memorial attacking midfielder Anessa Patton, 16, are The Fresno Bee's boys and girls soccer Players of the Year.
She's now an attacking midfielder for Evans, who juggled his lineup after knee injuries sidelined multiple starters early in the season.
For her willingness to adjust this season — and her skill in doing so — Patton is The Bee's 2006 girls soccer Player of the Year.
www.fresnobee.com /sports/hs/story/11990814p-12752096c.html   (1039 words)

 Football News - Soccer Headlines
Cadiz won a penalty early in the second half, but Argentine midfielder Andres Fleurquin fired against the post, and it was left to Moroccan midfielder Moha to seal the win for Osasuna with a well-taken shot a minute from time.
Midfielder Duda scored the first of two free kicks in the 31st minute, surprising keeper Toni Prats from 30 metres out.
Midfielder Mario Cotelo was sent off on the hour for a wild challenge on Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov, but defender Mariano Pernia struck the winner 10 minutes later when he fired a free kick through a ragged Atletico wall.
www.isfa.com /news?id=18604   (804 words)

 New midfielder - Soccer Fans Network Forums
Lazio Formed in 1900 and the first team in the eternal city, the Roman gladiators of Lazio are the winners of 10 trophies in their history including 2 Scudettos and 2 European Cups.
The midfielder that was born in Civitavecchia on the 6 of May 1986 will use the shirt number 26.
Our newest midfielder from the Primavera, he should come good for us, just like Delgdo is doing at the moment.
forums.soccerfansnetwork.com /showthread.php?t=17669   (234 words)

 Soccer Player Biographies | Bearkat Soccer
Started 16 matches and appeared in 19 others in two seasons as a Bearkat midfielder...
Member of all three Bearkat soccer teams, playing in 45 matches with 16 starts during her career...
Midfielder - 5-4 - Houston / Cy Creek
bearkats.shsu.edu /soccer/bios.html   (1506 words)

 UWM's Dombrowski sweeps men's soccer :: Senior midfielder becomes sixth Horizon League honoree of 2005
The Panther midfielder opened the scoring in the 15th minute and contributed another strike seven minutes later for a 2-0 halftime advantage.
The Soccer America "Team of the Week" has historically been recognized as one of the top honors available during the regular season.
The rest of the Soccer America "Team of the Week" includes defenders Tyler Hemming of Hartwick College and Tyson Wahl from California, plus midfielder Kurt Morsink of James Madison.
horizonleague.cstv.com /sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/102605aac.html   (407 words)

 US Youth Soccer
Forward Josh Wolff (Georgia Youth Soccer Association) scored two goals and assist as the U.S. MenĀ¹s National Team beat Jamaica 5-0 at Giants Stadium.
Midfielder DaMarcus Beasley (Indiana Youth Soccer Association) closed out scoring in injury time as he converted a misplayed ball from the Jamaican defense.
In addition, subscribers will have the option of receiving news and information from US Youth Soccer, its partners and sponsors in a more timely fashion.
usyouthsoccer.org /mediacenter/N/39138_E.html   (227 words)

 SI.com - Scorecard Daily - Soccer Truth & Rumors: Dec. 30, 2005 - Friday December 30, 2005 11:13AM
U.S. national soccer team captain Claudio Reyna has a broken ankle and will be sidelined for at least six more weeks.
The 32-year-old midfielder, expected to be a key player for the United States at next year's World Cup in Germany, is scheduled to have surgery on his right ankle in the Netherlands today.
The 25-year-old Kromkamp, who is comfortable both in midfield and at right-back, will move to Anfield as the unsettled defender Josemi heads in the opposite direction.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2005/scorecard/12/30/truth.rumors.soccer   (636 words)

 Hearts Target Benfica Midfielder - Soccer Fans Network Forums
Portuguese Soccer Discuss the Portuguese leagues, as well as the National Team and cup competitions.
Portuguese midfielder Bruno Aguiar is expected to join Hearts for training soon, with a view to winning a January move to Tynecastle.
Aguiar, a tough-tackling defensive midfielder, has been on the books at Benfica since the age of nine.
forums.soccerfansnetwork.com /showthread.php?t=38624   (235 words)

 Men's Soccer Signs Three More :: Flyers' 2006 recruiting class is 10 strong
Forward/midfielder Charlie Bucio (Chicago/Juarez H.S.), midfielder/defender Kevin Kline (Carbondale, Ill./Carbondale H.S.) and midfielder Lucas Sabedra (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) are the latest to commit to Lewis, increasing the Flyers' 2006 recruiting class to 10.
Kline registered three goals and 39 assists during his prep career, and his 17 assists during his sophomore season are a school record.
In club soccer, he helped Northwest United finish fourth in the state in 2001 and 2002.
lewisflyers.cstv.com /sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/040506aab.html   (352 words)

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