Common in Spanish and Brazilian futsal, the kick-in shot is mostly unknown in the U.S. Kick-ins within an opponent’s half are a golden opportunity to blast on goal. The kick-in essentially turns into an indirect free kick provided the referee allows proper spacing. And there’s the rub; more often than not referees do not enforce the required space between the ball and the defenders. Abroad they are very strict on this.
When the kick-in shot is successful, the resulting goal is a golazo by definition. This stunning goal at the recent USFF Northwest Regional tournament ended the game for all practical purposes due to its devastating psychological effect. Sole, roll and blast. Another hammer for your toolbox.
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