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The most famous trophies in soccer

Sport is all about keeping your eye on the prize, and never more so than in soccer. Whether playing for your country or turning out for your local league team, if you play soccer, you’ll dream of lifting that trophy alongside your teammates at the end of the season. Of course, the bigger the tournament, … Read more

Playing soccer with chronic pain: is it worth it?

A survey of 100 ex-soccer players showed that 36% of them now lived with osteoarthritis, a remarkable number considering that the participants were aged between 36 and 44. Joint pain is not uncommon among players and many are at risk of developing arthritis if they do not take measures to prevent its onset.  Many soccer players have learned … Read more

The Halftime Orange — Understanding the Controversy to the Worthy Alternatives Available

Reloading during the game and at halftime with carbs, electrolytes, and fluids will not only get you through the rest of the game, but will help delay fatigue and with recovery, too. While ideal snack options include watermelon slices and fruit bars, many athletes may enjoy orange slices at halftime, too. However, the tradition of eating … Read more

Disability and Soccer — The Role of Accessibility on the Field

An estimated 1.3 billion people (or one in six people worldwide) experience significant disability, according to the World Health Organization. With disability playing a major role in the lives of many, making accessibility a priority is essential in day-to-day life — including when out on the field. From the current adaptations out there to how coaches … Read more

Pitch Care: How To Look After Astroturf

Soccer is the fastest-growing sport in the United States, CNN reports. The number of soccer fans has increased by 52% since 2012, a growth that outpaces all other major American sports, including baseball, basketball, ice hockey, and American football. With soccer’s popularity only continuing to grow, we can naturally expect more players to take up the sport. … Read more

Proper Nutrition for Athletes on Game Day — What and When to Eat for A Fantastic Performance

Nutrition is essential for supporting an athlete’s general health and training needs, notes Medical News Today. Hydration, caloric needs, and meal and snack timings are all important nutritional factors for athletes to consider, however, knowing what foods are best for game day — and when to eat them — can be overwhelming. From the role that … Read more