Julian Gaines

Julian Gaines

USA Julian Gaines DEFENDER ABOUT Gaines YEAR OF BIRTH: 2002 Julian Gaines started his youth competitive career at the age of 6 playing with Lonestar SC, a local soccer club in Austin, Texas. Gaines remained with Lonestar SC until the age of 16.  Apart from his time with Lonestar SC, Gaines appeared in several national…

Carlos Vela

Carlos Vela

MEXICO Carlos Vela FORWARD ABOUT VELA YEAR OF BIRTH: 1989 Vela started his career at Mexican club Guadalajara, where he caught the eye of various European clubs after finishing as the top scorer at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, eventually joining Premier League club Arsenal that year. After joining Arsenal, he had loan spells…

7 High Intensity Soccer Shooting Drills For Finishing

7 High Intensity Soccer Shooting Drills For Finishing

Finishing is the art of scoring a goal with accurate technique, skill, and intelligence. Although many players can score goals, few have mastered the art of finishing. You’ve watched several soccer games where a team has specific players who consistently score goals. It’s not necessarily luck or even choice of playing position, it comes down…

4 Soccer Shooting Drills For Power, Accuracy, and Agility

4 Soccer Shooting Drills For Power, Accuracy, and Agility

Power and accuracy are the most important techniques mastered to create the most efficient and effective shot on goal. Many players make the mistake of shooting the soccer ball at the net without purpose. You should always shoot the ball with a specific purpose. In other words, there are certain shot techniques you should be…

8 Simple Shooting Drills You Can Do Alone – Complete Training Guide

8 Simple Shooting Drills You Can Do Alone – Complete Training Guide

Practicing shooting alone is one of the most common things a player does when they step on the pitch by themselves. It is very common to drive by a soccer field and see someone shooting on the net alone. Although shooting at the net is what we do in soccer to win games, it is…