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Post #91
Friday May 22, 2015 8:13pm

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Yeah those knees are like gello now. He should retired before he loses his walking ability. Don't wanna see him in a wheelchair or Crutches at age 30.

navi8132
Post #92
Friday May 22, 2015 8:57pm

Joined Jul 2012
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He needs to go to college, can work in Sports one day in different capacity.

TheTruth
Post #93
Friday May 22, 2015 9:06pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Yeah, a ton of money in that. I'm sure he could work in the mail room of the San Jose Earthquakes.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #94
Friday May 22, 2015 9:06pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Just sad to see so many American players have knee problems. I don't get it? Is it the new type of soccer shoes? Are they not getting the right amount of nutrients to their joints in Europe? So weird.

TheTruth
Post #95
Saturday May 23, 2015 12:13am

Joined Dec 2013
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I've said it before, training is part of it. From the time you're a kid. We're often not doing it right. I know this will sound crazy, but I have my 2 year old in a soccer class right now and most of the class is about movement and agility. It's bizarre (in a good way) to see the drills up close. They're not touching a ball for much of the class.

skangles
DC
Post #96
Saturday May 23, 2015 2:02am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,169
Original post from TheTruth

I've said it before, training is part of it. From the time you're a kid. We're often not doing it right. I know this will sound crazy, but I have my 2 year old in a soccer class right now and most of the class is about movement and agility. It's bizarre (in a good way) to see the drills up close. They're not touching a ball for much of the class.


Is that intentional or because they're two?

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #97
Saturday May 23, 2015 4:15am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 861
Original post from skangles

Is that intentional or because they're two?


I better get started, my kid is also 2, I thought I can wait, but never too late...
Yes, I agree with the Truth, movement and positioning is more important than playing with ball...

Fitness is equally important, I see the results and difference when my 9 year old goes for tennis specific fitness, 1/2 hour, twice a week.... that made a huge difference and prevents injuries as well.
After 2 months of training, we see a tremendous difference in her fitness, movement etc, both in Soccer and Tennis.

TheTruth
Post #98
Saturday May 23, 2015 2:50pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
I assume it's pretty "intentional." Think about it. If you were coming in clean and you were coaching 2 year olds, wouldn't you be kicking a ball around with them?

I think it's about developing muscles and movement and agility. Quickness, first step. Americans historically don't have this. Sure, we've always had guys with North/South speed, but that's different.

So, if you're training one-leg, side to side, back and forth, etc. you'd have to think that will have dividends. Soccer is played on the ground with your legs. Duh.

Like I said before, and English guy I played with a couple years never understood why Americans tore their ACLs. He said they don't have that injury over there. He'd basically never heard of it.

skangles
DC
Post #99
Saturday May 23, 2015 4:43pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Original post from TheTruth

I assume it's pretty "intentional." Think about it. If you were coming in clean and you were coaching 2 year olds, wouldn't you be kicking a ball around with them?

I think it's about developing muscles and movement and agility. Quickness, first step. Americans historically don't have this. Sure, we've always had guys with North/South speed, but that's different.

So, if you're training one-leg, side to side, back and forth, etc. you'd have to think that will have dividends. Soccer is played on the ground with your legs. Duh.

Like I said before, and English guy I played with a couple years never understood why Americans tore their ACLs. He said they don't have that injury over there. He'd basically never heard of it.


Matty James, Ben Foster and Dean Marney would very much disagree with your English friend.

Mojofc
Post #100
Saturday May 23, 2015 5:01pm

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This isn't a soccer specific issue, look at NFL and more specifically college football players of late. Many teams have had almost epidemic ACL tears of late.

Personally haven't seen much specific reasoning.
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day - USMNT, MUFC
2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #101
Saturday May 23, 2015 5:20pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,139
Bogus. English players have had ACL tears, and knee injuries. Just ask Ledley King.

It's not a specific injury to Americans.

Mojofc
Post #102
Saturday May 23, 2015 5:39pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Original post from 2tone

Bogus. English players have had ACL tears, and knee injuries. Just ask Ledley King.

It's not a specific injury to Americans.


Yeah difference between us and other countries ACL tears: one of our prospects or top players go down it takes away one of the few good players we have available. Knock England all you want but they have massive depth in comparison to us. One of their players drop they have players that can take their place and it's not as necessary to place so much emphasis on one players injury.
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day - USMNT, MUFC
admsghs27
Post #103
Saturday May 23, 2015 6:33pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 5,992
Maybe because Americans are too Athletic that their knee's gives out. Just look at the amount of tears related injures in the NFL, NBA.

Live490
Texas
Post #104
Saturday May 23, 2015 8:24pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,112
When you suffer a tear on one knee, the other one becomes more prone to a tear as well. I tore my right one, twice. I was told this happend because of the stress that goes onto it from the one being injured. Also, lack of equal training for both. We usually focus on developing the repaired one that forget that the other knee/leg requires work and rest. Also has to do with the way our legs are built. We have receptors we lose once the ligaments tear, that's why they havr them/us do priopreception exercises which work on what was mentioned above; assimilation of later movements, coordinating leg, mind, and body to movements. Some complicated stuff that if not done correctly to the T,
Does anybody know if the thyroid issue Ronaldo had, played a role in his knee injuries? I think he would have been the world's best if not for those injuries. Look what he accomplished without them.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #105
Saturday May 23, 2015 10:56pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 861
Original post from Live490

When you suffer a tear on one knee, the other one becomes more prone to a tear as well. I tore my right one, twice. I was told this happend because of the stress that goes onto it from the one being injured. Also, lack of equal training for both. We usually focus on developing the repaired one that forget that the other knee/leg requires work and rest. Also has to do with the way our legs are built. We have receptors we lose once the ligaments tear, that's why they havr them/us do priopreception exercises which work on what was mentioned above; assimilation of later movements, coordinating leg, mind, and body to movements. Some complicated stuff that if not done correctly to the T,
Does anybody know if the thyroid issue Ronaldo had, played a role in his knee injuries? I think he would have been the world's best if not for those injuries. Look what he accomplished without them.


Yes, according to this article

http://thyroid.about.com/b/2011/02/16/ronaldo...

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