Soccer Social

Soccer Social

After a week-long hiatus Soccer Social has returned to bring you the social media highlights of your favorite soccer stars from the past week. This week the USWNT continued winning in every aspect of life. Mix Diskerud and Maurice Edu both tried their hand at Instagram music video stardom.  Robert Lewandowski lost his mind and scored five goals against Wolfsburg and more.

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Women's Summer of Soccer

Women's Summer of Soccer

It seems we have reached the point where every summer will now be a "Summer of Soccer", and we couldn't be happier. World Cups, International Friendlies, Regional Championships, Olympics, Youth tournaments, and both MLS and the NWSL ensure there is essentially must see soccer every week during the warmer months. Add to that schedule the lovely bookends that are the end and the beginning of the European seasons and it is most certainly the best time of the year. 

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Soccer Social

Soccer Social

It will be difficult to match last week's Lego bonanza and wedding announcements on Soccer Social but we are here to try. 

Didier Drogba seems to be enjoying what's left of the Canadian Summer before he hits the field for the Montreal Impact. The USWNT Victory tour has begun and an 8-0 thrashing of Costa Rica has only helped to keep the party going. The NWSL is not having as fantastic of a week and Quincy Amarikwa is up to his old antics...

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Are you fit enough for the start of your season?

Are you fit enough for the start of your season?

For serious athletes, being prepared for your season is not something you begin doing the week before the season starts. Getting stronger, improving your level of play, and being in top condition is not something that happens overnight. There are no shortcuts. It takes time, hard work, and a consistent effort to be at your best.

You need to be strong enough and in good enough condition to be able to play soccer for a couple hours each day, starting with pre-season and going all the way through your season. This also means maintaining your nutrition and doing strength training to prevent injuries so you can play at the top of your game.

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Civana Kuhlmann, a new 99er

Civana Kuhlmann, a new 99er

The United States last won the World Cup in 1999, July 10th to be exact, in a penalty shoot-out with China. Civana Kuhlmann, a member of the U.S. Under 17 Women’s National Team, was a few days less than 3 months old then so it’s hard to blame her for not being able to easily name the United States line-up that year in this video put together by U.S. Soccer.

As fellow “new 99er” Frankie Tagliaferri says of the original 99ers, “They’re the ones that set the path for us and they’re the reasons why we’re here today.”

That team along with all current and former players have set a very high benchmark for the current youth players. Kuhlmann from Littleton, Colorado is definitely one of those players.

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