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ESPN Kids Writer Mailbag Week of 6/15

Updated: June 18, 2009, 3:30 PM ET
By ESPN Kids Writer

Q: If a person plays goalie in soccer, do they have to work just as hard as the players up front? Mike from Texas

A: Mike, you bet they do! Even though soccer goalies don't run around as much as some of their teammates, they have to work just as hard to prepare for the game. In fact, one might argue that they have to work even harder! Goalies have a ton of pressure on them. They are the last line of defense. If they make a mistake, the other team scores a goal. They constantly have to be ...

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