The center midfielders are augmented by two players on the ‘flanks’ to their left and right. Known as ‘wing backs’ it is their job to get to get up and down the touchline in order to get crosses in for their two strikers to get on the end of and also to get back and prevent opposition wingers doing the same should their side lose possession.
Center Midfield. The center mid, or central midfielder, needs to play well with all players. The jack of all trades: can push up to be offense and score and assist a goal, is the centerpiece of the midfield, and drops back to help the defense. The Center mid should have great ball control and must be one of the best passers on the team.
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The 4-2-3-1 soccer formation consists of 4 defenders, 2 midfielders, 3 attacking midfielders, and a center-forward. Most top coaches prefer it because it employs the 4-4-2 diamond strategy with the added advantage of having wide players. 4. 3 5 2 Soccer Formation
The 4-4-2 is possibly the most popular soccer formation in the world because it is one of the easiest to understand. It also happens to be one of the most balanced formations since the two central midfielders need to put as much or more focus on defense as they do on offense.
Central Midfielder’s Territory. As most of the play will come through the midfield, the central midfielder’s main role is to support all the players on the pitch with exception to the goalkeeper. When playing a flat 4-4-2 formation, there are two central midfield players needed and they are usually the ‘8s’.
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The center midfielder helps create the offensive threat and thus is supposed to go as far up the field as the opposing teams 18-yard box. This is not to say that the center cannot enter the 18-yard box, however, this area will be generally occupied by the forwards and does not require you to be so deep.
# 8 Center Midfield: Needs to have good stamina, seen as a box to box player that supports on both sides of the ball #10 Attacking Midfield: Looks to play in between the lines of the opponents and provide good support to the striker. #9 Striker: Prefer that the player stays in central areas, needs to be good with their back to goal so they can
The 4-4-2 formation is one of the most popular soccer formations with a defensive or offensive ...