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Keeping your head up

Keeping your head up is a good idea in soccer, basketball, driving, walking down the streets of Manhattan and in life generally. You never know what you will see.

Any New Yorker will tell you that you should keep your head up when standing on the subway platform or when crossing Lexington Avenue. Any soccer player will tell you to keep your head up when on the attack because you never know when you will spy the opposing goalie coming out too far off his line.

Early in the game, I noticed the goalie would come out a bit when we had the momentum on attack. As I took control of the ball, I glanced up and saw him slightly forward again. I decided to take the chance...