We need to be able to identify the defense. Many teams will play 4 defenders. 3 will mark our offensive players and the 4th is the sweeper. The sweeper will play 10-15 yards back and cover a tremendous amount of territory. He is usually their best defender. The way to neutralize a sweeper is by:
1) Putting our center forward high on him. Our center forward bodys for position and will neutralize the sweeper's ability to cover the field.
2) Note how our right forward checks to the ball. His defender will follow him creating an empty space to attack.
3) The ball is played to the right midfielder who takes the ball down the flank and immediately crosses. The ball is nicely finished.

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