Association Football Thread (New York Red Bulls, USMNT, And All Soccer Discussion)
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07-21-2013, 08:39 PM
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Why is LB such a weak position universally? Are there simply not enough left footed kids that end of playing LB?
Right, so technically only about 10% of people are left handed.
A lot of good left wingers int he world are right footed, like Ronaldo, Neymar, ect. Its like in hockey where it's harder sometimes to control, but gives you a better angle to cut in and shoot.
For left backs, they don't get much of a chance to shoot. Therefore they go more for true left footed players, harder to find, less of a pool to choose from. They want a nice, dependable left footed cross from the overlapping run. There are right footers who play left back, but usually only in a pinch (Phillip Lahm) because the crossing is of a lower quality.
So it's just less quality to choose from.
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