Whether you are participating in a scrimmage, a youth soccer game, or the Premier League, soccer players grab their cleats, strap on their shin guards, and get into formation—devotedly practicing those PKs, headers, and corner kicks to get that quality first touch on the ball. Forwards or strikers show off their fancy footwork and speed, aspiring for that hat trick and avoiding getting caught offsides. Midfielders and defenders display their fortitude and strategy in helping the goalie protect the net. When we protect our soccer players, we keep this sport safe and healthy for all.
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