Let’s see if we can learn how to play soccer like Megan Rapinoe. Yes, this will take a lot of practice and hard work, but there’s no better women’s soccer player to model your game after. The four qualities and skills that standout in the U.S. Women’s national team player are her ability to take players on, how she shields the ball and holds players off, and her crossing and shooting skills.
Yes, those are four important and very useful qualities to possess as a soccer player and what makes Rapinoe a very unique and special player.
New: Watch this free kick by Rapinoe. She’s become an expert.
Rapinoe started out playing for the Univeristy of Portland before moving on to the professional soccer ranks and to eventually staring for the women’s national team and the Seattle Reign FC. It’s no wonder though she a soccer star, as Rapinoe is a player who performs her best in the biggest games and doesn’t shy away from a challenge. If you want to learn how to play like her, this is what you need to do:
Take Players On
Shield the Ball
Whip Those Crosses In
Rapinoe’s Cross to Wambach Versus Brazil
Get Your Head Up & Take Shots
Rapinoe’s Goal Versus Canada
And here Rapinoe enjoys heading the ball like a seal. Don’t laugh, the seal dribbling skill is a real thing. Check it out. Yeah, I doubt this will come in handy during an actual soccer game but you never know.
Lastly, what’s unique about Rapinoe is her touch on the ball. And really, it seems that she has perfect touch and control with the ball no matter what foot she uses, right or left.
Something that’s rare in both the men’s and women’s game, really. Plenty of pro soccer players are skillful on the ball with one foot, but usually not both. Their touch might be good with either foot, but not perfect. They tend to favor one foot over the other. For Rapinoe though, it’s seems like she has great touch with either foot. Check out her first touch on this goal versus Brazil.
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