Monthly Archives: June 2015

What You Need for Your First Soccer Match

By Soccer Garage

There are countless ways to get in shape these days. Many people don’t succeed at their fitness goals because they neglect to consider all their options and pick the one that will work best for them. It shouldn’t be about what will cut the most calories in the least amount of time; it’s about what you’ll stick to year after year.

For this reason, you may have found soccer. A lot of adults begin playing soccer as a way to stay in great shape because it’s so much fun to play. Of course, it’s also a great way to lose weight, keep it off and build muscle.

If you’re new to the sport, you may not know much about the soccer apparel you’ll need to play your first game. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy. All you need is a shirt and shorts, plus a good pair of cleats. Then, invest in a solid pair of shin guards and you’re done.

A lot of people go the extra mile and get a soccer warm up. If you play in cooler weather, this investment may pay off on days when the temp is a bit low. Plus, there’s no denying that they usually look really cool too.


Liverpool signs Roberto Firmino, Also Interested in Sevilla Striker Carlos Bacca

Liverpool have signed Roberto Firmino for an estimated 29 million pounds from Hoffenheim. He will undergo a medical once his commitment with Brazil finishes this month.

The 23-year old Brazilian international has agreed to a full-time contract. During his four-and-a-half year tenure at Hoffenheim, Firmino scored 47 goals in 151 appearances. Also, he scored four goals with nine international caps. This includes the winning goal against Venezuela at the Copa America.

This is Liverpool’s second-largest transfer after they signed Andy Carroll for 35 million pounds. The club has paid an initial 25 million pounds and 4 million pounds in extra fees.

Also, the club has also taken steps to smooth over the third-party ownership issues. This will ensure that Firmino will move to England without any issues. This signing proves just how serious the Fenway Sports Group is about their campaign. That said, Raheem Sterling’s future at the club remains uncertain.

Firmino will operate as a striker up front. But he has the ability to both score and create opportunities. This makes him an ideal No. 10 for Liverpool. Besides, he has shown willingness to track back and defend too. This will please Brendan Rodgers. Mario Balotelli, signed for 16 million pounds, failed to do last season.

Finally, this is Liverpool’s fifth signing during this transfer window. This list includes Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, James Milner and Adam Bogdan.

The Merseyside club is also one of the two clubs wanting to sign Carlos Bacca. He plays as a striker with Europa League winners, Sevilla.