PHOENIX — It's extremely difficult to score in soccer, and that's a big reason why the celebrations are so crazy when a player does score.
One of the best ways to put the ball into the back of the net is to do so via set piece. That's either a corner kick or a free kick where play is stopped and defenders are required to give the kick-taker space.
The names of the guys who are the best at this skill are names you know well: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham. All three have been able to consistently put the ball in the back of the net from 30-plus yards or put the ball on the head or foot of a teammate and allow that player to score.
Phoenix Rising's Collin Fernandez showed me how it's done.
Safe to say I won't be taking my talents to any professional league any time soon.