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Being a Pro: Dominic Adams

Hello everyone, and welcome back to TOG Soccer’s “Being a Pro” spotlight! As stated in our previous article, we will be taking another trip across the Atlantic back to Iceland. It gives us great pleasure to finally introduce you to Dominic Adams of IBV in the Icelandic Premier League (1st Division). A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Adams attended highly prestigious youth academies in England including Wolverhampton Wanderers, Birmingham City, and Watford. Additionally, Adams was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago U-17 National Team. Adams then went on to compete collegiately at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for one season before transferring to Quinnipiac University in Hamd

Being a Pro: Yannick Smith

Hello everyone, and welcome back to TOG Soccer’s “Being a Pro” spotlight. As promised in our first edition, we will be introducing you to a player that is currently playing professionally in the United States! It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to Yannick Smith of the Dayton Dutch Lions in the USL Professional Division. Prior to signing his first professional contract, Smith, a native of Hillsborough, New Jersey, had a standout collegiate career at Old Dominion University. After earning All-American honors in his junior season, Smith began garnering national attention. At the conclusion of his senior season, Smith was selected 75th overall in the Major League Soccer Supplemental dra

Being a Pro: Andrew Sousa

TOG Soccer is excited to welcome you to the first edition of our “Being a Pro” spotlight, where we go inside the world of professional soccer as we speak exclusively with current and former professional soccer players as they provide insight into the grind of professional soccer. At this time, TOG Soccer would like to introduce you to Andrew Sousa, who currently plays for Fylkir in the Icelandic Premier League. A native of Fall River, Massachusetts and a Providence College graduate, Sousa began his professional career in 2011 after he was selected 42nd overall in the MLS Supplemental draft by the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer. Sousa was invited into preseason with the MLS clu

The Rebuilding of Germany

Yesterday was a historic day in world football as we saw a performance by the German’s that will go down in World Cup history. Coming into the match against the Brazilians, fans across the world expected a competitive, drama-filled match. Coming into the semi-final, Brazil was psychologically discombobulated as they were without their captain, Thiago Silva, and their icon, Neymar Jr. There is no question that missing Silva and Neymar was a huge blow to Brazil’s tactical plan; however, we cannot use that as an excuse for Brazil’s loss, belittling the German’s remarkable performance. Surely the German’s showed their class, but yesterday was the true culmination of rebuilding the German Footbal

Keys Locked the Door on Proper Nutrition Publication

Raise your hand if you are more likely to purchase a food item with the label “low-fat” or “fat-free” plastered all over it. Well, if your hand is raised, do not be alarmed because 99.9% of the general population is standing there with their hands raised as well. In today’s world, we immediately associate foods with a high concentration of saturated fat such as butter and red meat with obesity or simply being out of shape. Until I read, Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan and Luke Shanahan, I was also of the mindset that consuming a diet filled with saturated fat would have a negative impact on my fitness levels, which in turn would negatively affect my performances on the field. Little did

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