(Image Credit Fifa World Cup)
To all soccer fans, The FIFA world cup is entering its 4th week with soccer games in the quarter finals. Just before the first game, accepted an invite to the Tide Keep it Clean long standing Soccer tradition Jersey exchange to learn more about the meaning behind the exchange between players post game. Hosted by Emmy Award television & radio sports personality Andres Cantor joining forces with Tide to bring camaraderie and love of the game that unites all fans.
Dating back to the first soccer games beginning in the 1930’s, between two Europeans Teams, France beating England. The French were so impressed with England’s efforts that requested to ex-change jerseys to keep as keepsakes. Thereafter, the jersey ex-change post game became a standard tradition that was created to reflect each opponents/rivals respect and admiration/competitive of each team and players efforts including fair play. Each players putting the competition aside and honor a game well played. The Kendall Soccer Coalition Youth jersey exchanged, above: took place at Soccer Roof Top in the heart of Down Town Miami.
Having had the opportunity to played in a few youth leagues, and playing right defender/sweeper displaying the capabilities to mark efficiently and acquire ball possession to move the ball down field. The above players mark as efficient defenders and moving the ball down field using left or right side lines. The are so efficient the teams does not have a sweeper.
Andres Cantor addresses the team to draft a play beginning from the defender to the midfielders, passing the ball to the strikers to score. Thanks to Tide and the opportunity to meat Andres Cantor and learning more about the jersey ex-change tradition. As a soccer fan and a voluntary coach to the local youth league, coaching our children to enjoy they favorite past time, the love for the game grows with them as in myself every year.
Take a minute to catch a quick soccer game in the many establishes leagues. I leave you with this: put yourself in these Cleats: You are the midfielder dribbling the ball forward cutting to center field entering the penalty box with an opportunity to score from the right side in front of opposite goalie, you are being marked by two defenders on the opposite. There is your team mate open on the other side of the goalie unmarked, what would you do, shoot for the goal or pass to your team mate that has a clearer chance to score?
Disclosure: Complimentary parking was provided, no monetary compensation was received. All expressed opinions are 100% mine and not influenced by anything or anyone.