Premier League 101: Soccer Defending Drills

Robbie Mustoe, a former Premier League midfielder, and Tim Howard, the former goalkeeper for the US Men's National team, talk through one of the most crucial skills in basic soccer, one on one defending.  

Simply put, defending is trying to keep the other team from scoring. See a live-action example where Virgil van Dijk navigates a difficult defending situation against one of the best dribblers in the Premier League, Raheem Sterling. Robbie and Tim highlight the importance of patience and body position.  

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The Premier League is the top level of the men's English football league system. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the English Football League. Seasons typically run from August to May with each team playing 38 matches.
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