PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Kazuyoshi Miura

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Kazuyoshi Miura

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #4

Kazuyoshi Miura is one of the most remarkable professional footballers, signing his most recent professional playing contract in January 2019, then at the tender age of 51.

The Japanese international continues to play for Yokohama FC this season, though appearances have been increasingly fleeting for the veteran striker.

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MLS Defending: Why the United States domestic league struggles with poor quality defending

MLS Defending: Why the United States domestic league struggles with poor quality defending

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #3

Major League Soccer is a fascinating league to watch, presenting a strange, unique brand of football which has both its very clear strengths and weaknesses openly on display. Graced by world-renown names and stars of former years, the technical, attacking quality of the MLS is at a really high level, and yet is faced off against a defensive and goalkeeping core still seemingly in its developmental infancy.

Match after match, MLS supporters watch as the technically-gifted forwards and creative players of the league run rings round defenders often struggling with some of the more basic elements of top level football. Positioning and tactical defending seems yet to become properly rooted into MLS defences, and as such there is almost always an abundance of space and opportunity for the opposition attackers.

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