Teams deploy fullbacks on either end of the backline, operating as wide defenders up and down the entire length of the field.
Once viewed as insignificant players who simply fill in the numbers and perform basic defensive tasks, the role of a fullback has now evolved enormously.
In fact, modern fullbacks have arguably grown in importance more than any other position in the past decade.Continue reading
A goalkeeper – often referred to as a goalie or keeper – is the last line of defense on a soccer field
Teams require goalies to do everything possible to prevent the opponent from scoring.
It’s undoubtedly the most unique position in all of soccer, with leagues holding them to a different ruleset than outfield players.Continue reading
Everybody loves a winger….
A winger in soccer play on the left or right-hand side of the striker, providing attacking width and creating tons of chances in every game.
Often responsible for the “oohs and aahs” that circulate around a stadium, they’re usually tricky customers with no shortage of skills and confidence.
In saying that, the wingers of today get judged predominantly on their output, not on their highlight reels.Continue reading
Historically, the left back in soccer was one of the least influential on the field.
Apart from occasional outliers, like Roberto Carlos, left backs were quite one-dimensional, defending first and offering attacking support second.
In the past, teams could get away with putting mediocre players in fullback positions.
But now the sport has evolved…Continue reading
“Games are won and lost in midfield.”
This is a statement we hear on repeat ahead of crucial clashes between top teams.
Regardless of formation, midfielders are in the thick of everything and are essentially the heart, lungs, and brains of a team.Continue reading