Use Short Passes
It sounds like a no brainer, but most players are happy just swiveling the handles top speed and letting fate guide the ball. Instead, use short, controlled passes between your players to reduce the amount of time your opponent can affect the ball. If he can’t touch it, he can’t score, right?
Don’t Slide The Goalie Back And Forth
Instinct tells us that we should slide the goalie back and forth like a little ADD Tim Howard. Not the case. Instead, methodically position the goalie just off center in relation to the ball. You don’t need the entire figure to stop a shot – his little cleats are more than enough to deflect – so keeping your position flexible will allow you to cover more ground.