FIFA 2014: Update and Soccer Injuries So Far

The World Cup is officially underway and so far the games have been super exciting. From Algeria’s first goal in 28 years, to Guillermo Ochoa’s wonder save against Neymar, to Portugal’s nail-biter goal in the final seconds of their game against the US, FIFA fans worldwide have not been disappointed! Opening week was off to a blazing start with 16 matches and 49 goals, or 3.06 goals per game (the highest average in 44 years)! Since then we have seen teams both conquer the pitch and the odds and collapse under the pressure. So far a number of teams have been knocked out of the finals, including the reigning defenders Spain, but still more will see a sad end before the tournament is over. With the victories and defeats we have also seen a wide array of minor and major soccer injuries, some that have been treated and others that have meant a heartbreaking end at the World Cup for some players. Anyone who plays the game knows that common soccer injuries, such as tendinitis, torn ligaments, or various ankle injuries, can quickly ruin a player’s game, and the boys in Brazil are all too familiar with the results. If...

Major League Soccer Season Kicks Off: We Tell You How to Avoid Soccer Injuries

Get ready soccer fans: the 2013 Major League Soccer season has begun, kicking off on March 2nd! You‘ve got several months of fast-paced action ahead of you, and whether you play soccer on a regular basis, are re-enacting those games played by our own Toronto FC, or just like to kick the ball around with friends on Sunday afternoon, this time of year - and the start of the season - always ramps up the excitement for this sport. Along with the excitement, the start of soccer season also ushers in a new season of common soccer injuries. No matter what level you participate in, your chances of suffering a soccer injury are worth paying attention to. We‘ve got some tips to help you avoid sprains and strains that soccer is known for. Some of the most common soccer injuries are the sprains and strains that stem from overuse. Overuse injuries happen when there is frequent stress on the muscles, soft tissues and joints. Without enough time to heal, these sprains and strains, which can start off as small aches and pains, can become much worse if untreated. So how can you avoid these injuries and play a full season,...

north american police soccer tournament common soccer injuries that you want to watch out for

Police throughout North America deserve kudos for their commitment to keeping us safe.  While a myriad of events help make Toronto famous, it’s our police that oversee each of them and ensure we enjoy them safely.  Police are an essential part of the fabric of our community. For the past 32 years The North American Police Soccer Tournament has raised money for charities in need.  Each year The North American Police Soccer Tournament organizers select a truly needy charity for which they will raise funds. This year, Kidsport Ontario will be the beneficiary of The 2012 North American Police Soccer Tournament proceeds. Kidsport Ontario is a charity that provides financial assistance to kids across Ontario for registration fees and equipment.  Their mission is ensuring children can be active and engaged in sports even without the financial means to do so. This year’s Toronto North American Police Soccer Tournament is slated for September 5th – 7th.  Over 30 police agencies will be participating, and you can offer support by attending and cheering teams on!   Remember, the North American Police Soccer Tournament raises money for a very worthwhile cause. And it’s a lot of fun to watch, as many around the world...