non center point. That's the beauty of a more advanced focus system. You want to get your framing as close to right as possible in camera to end up with the best shots. on my 1dIII I never used the center point for sports since a higher point works better. The only argument for still using center point for the 7d would be if it doesn't have the ability to switch points based upon camera orientation AND you often switch between portrait and landscape. For soccer I shot 90% portrait orientation anyway so not an issue.