Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Double

Tobin Heath has some skilz. Oh, she's got skills too, but within those skills are some serious skilz. In fact, as the kids say, she's "just plain sick" when it comes to dribbling. Despite her youth, Tobin is one of the USA's most skillful players and a dynamic, slashing dribbler who brings some truly unique qualities to the field. With a desire to run at players from the flanks and go inside or outside to fire shots or bend in crosses with both feet, Heath has solidified her status as one of the top young players in the country. Her very first touches in her very first cap in January of 2008 against Finland featured a nutmeg and she hasn't stopped since. Her first touches against Canada on July 19 after coming into the match in the 75th minute were also a nutmeg. Then she pulled of this double-nutmeg below, which got the crowd, and Pia Sundhage, jumping for joy. If you're keeping score, that's three nutmegs in 15 minutes. But that's just Tobin. Check out the roll with the sole and then the toe-poke to Shannon Boxx. Yeah, sick.

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P.S.: If you don't think juggling can help improve your ball skills, don't forget ussoccer.com's all_access Video of the Year in 2008: WalkAbout with Tobin Heath

12 comments:

Zar000000 said...

Woo Hoo! Tobin rocks, & she's a Tarheel !

uzma said...

hah! i was waiting to be able to see that again.
awesome

KNU50 said...

It is so great to see the Tob back kicking it and killing opponents with her moves. She is the future of this team. I can't wait to see some of her NC teammates move up to the WNT. Look out world!

eagle#18 said...

"Tobin Heath is sick- and by sick I mean ridiculously skillfull."
-Lauren Cheney

Carolina Girl said...

Yea, Tobin! I love being a Tar Heel! I still get one more season to watch Tobin and her skilz here in Chapel Hill!

Yana said...

that was pretty lol

MARDELLE said...

7-22-09

Tobin you have the most amazing feet. I was on my feet watching you play on Sunday.. :)

Erin said...

Tobin has sick moves

Tana said...

that was awesome. :)

Mona said...

haha i remember seeing the video. i always thought of making a video like that. :)

WAY TO REPRESENT JERSEY TOBS! :)

Christinee said...

As I've said so many times before, Tobin's so sick!!!

Impedient said...

Tricky Tobin indeed!