An attacking midfielder traditionally occupies the space between the midfield and the attack.
They operate in that free role behind the striker/s as a playmaker or a shadow striker.
Originally, attacking midfielders were the number “8” of the team.
However, modern soccer has changed things a little bit, they’re number 10s now.Continue reading
A simple description of a box-to-box midfielder in soccer is a midfield player that can contribute at a high level in both defense and attack.
These players are all-action.
They can drive the ball forward when the team is attacking, but also provide defensive cover for the team.Continue reading
Every team relies on the goalkeeper for one major job – keep the ball out of the net.
More often than not, the keeper’s duties will revolve around the penalty area.
They may, occassionally, have to move forward to close the gap on an attacker or narrow the angle available for shooting.
The job of a sweeper-keeper stretches further than the traditional duties of keeping the ball out of the net and making saves.Continue reading
In modern soccer, attackers are more important than ever.
They are often the match winners, the ones who can turn a game upside down with a goal, and the ones who sell the highest number of shirts at the club store.
This is not a stain on the pedigree of players in other positions.Continue reading
The number ’10’ is more than just a number when it comes to soccer.
There’s a certain ‘aura’ that comes with it that naturally brings the assumption that the player is one of the best on the team.
This has not always been the case, though…Continue reading