Playing the most pressurized position on the pitch, the striker deals in the currency of the game:
Their primary role of putting the ball in the back of the net is crucial to the team’s success.
Without having a talismanic center forward to tuck chances away, virtually any team will struggle to win.
Although goal-poaching strikers are important, the best in the business offer a little bit more.Continue reading
The “center back” is a central defender whose main duties revolve around preventing the opposition from scoring. Operating as a pair or trio, center backs mainly defend the areas directly in front of goal and do whatever it takes to prevent strikers from scoring. Traditional center backs were “no-nonsense” types, commanding their zone with physicality while keeping […]Continue reading
A sweeper in soccer was once a very popular position, even at the highest level.
During the 1960s and 70s, it revolutionized the game – leading the way for more “hybrid positions” to make their way into the game.
Playing just behind the centerbacks, the sweeper has somewhat of a free role in the sense that they don’t mark a specific player.Continue reading