From the Magazine - Get Fit by Going Fast

From the Magazine - Get Fit by Going Fast

Soccer is a series of high intensity runs, like sprinting, that are separated by some lower intensity activities, like jogging, walking, or standing. The best players are the ones that can continue to perform high intensity activities later in the game. There have been numerous studies that investigate the speed and distance covered by soccer players. In a study I worked on, we found that English professional players cover on average over 11 km per match, with up to 1200 m (3/4 mile) covered while sprinting. Others found that teams that tend to win also tend to cover more sprinting distance in the last 15 minutes of the game than those who lost.

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Houston Dynamo’s Memo Rodriguez: The Beginning and on to the Future

Houston Dynamo’s Memo Rodriguez: The Beginning and on to the Future

“Keep on going, keep on going. Don’t stop!”

These are the words Houston Dynamo midfielder Jose ”Memo” Rodriquez continues to tell himself every day to become the best soccer player he can be. Memo, which the 19-year-old prefers to go by, is a Texas native who was signed in December as the sixth homegrown player in Dynamo history. 

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