A type of break with 2 attacking players against 1 defensive player.
A type of break with 3 attacking players against only 1 defensive player.
A type of break with 3 attacking players against 2 defensive players.
A clause in the rules that directs the referee to refrain from stopping play for a foul if a stoppage would benefit the team that committed the violation.
Situations where a team has possession of the ball and outnumbers the opposition near the opposing goal.
A term used by non-americans to distinguish the popular u.s. sport of football from soccer which they also call football.
American professional soccer league — the nation`s only outdoor professional soccer league since 1991, consisting of 8 teams in the u.s. and canada (expanding to 12 by 1995).
The most forward-playing midfielder, playing right behind the forwards; he supports the offense by providing passes to forwards to set up goals.
The team that has possession of the ball.
American youth soccer organization — an administrative body of youth soccer which sets rules and provides information and equipment to youth league referees, coaches and players.
A player`s use of his head to direct the ball backwards.
An attempt by a defender to take the ball away from a ball carrier by swinging the defender`s leg in front of the ball from behind.
A player that has possession of the ball.
A type of kick that gives the ball a curved trajectory; used to get the ball around an obstacle such as a goaltender or defender.
|behind the defender|
The area between a defender and his goal.
When a player kicks the ball in mid-air backwards and over his own head, usually making contact above waist level; an acrobatic shot.
- When an attacker with the ball approaches the goal undefended; this exciting play pits a sole attacker against the goalkeeper in a one-on-one showdown.
- Отход; уходите! убегайте! отход; уходите! убегайте!;
The german professional soccer league.
|carrying the ball|
A foul called on a goalkeeper when he takes more than 4 steps while holding or bouncing the ball.
A circular marking with a 10-yard radius in the center of the field from which kickoffs are taken to start or restart the game.
A small circular mark inside the center circle that denotes the center of the field from which kickoffs are taken to start or restart the game.
A player who guards the area directly in front of his own goal in a zone defense; does not exist in a man-to-man defense.
When a player uses his chest to slow down and control a ball in the air.
A pass lofted into the air from a player to a teammate; used primarily to evade a defender by kicking the ball over his head.
A kick lofted into the air to try to sail the ball over the goalkeeper`s head and still make it under the crossbar into the goal.
The metal, plastic or rubber points in the bottom of a soccer shoe used to provide a player with traction; term also used to refer to the shoes themselves.
The confederation norte-centroamericana y del caribe de footbal — the regional organization of north american and central american soccer under which world cup qualifying matches are played; membe...
A tournament game played between the losers of the 2 semifinal matches to determine the third-place team.
A quarter-circle with a radius of 1 yard located at each of the 4 corners of the field; on a corner kick, the ball must be kicked from inside this arc.
See corner arc.
The flag located at each of the 4 corners of the field, inside the corner area.
A type of restart where the ball is kicked from the corner arc in an attempt to score; awarded to an attacking team when the ball crosses the goal line last touched by the defending team.
An attack launched by a defending team soon after it regains possession of the ball.
When a player from the attacking team moves without the ball to draw defenders away from the ball carrier and give him space.
|cross or crossing pass|
A pass from an attacking player near the sideline to a teammate in the middle or opposite side of the field; used to give the teammate a good scoring opportunity.
|cut down the angle|
When the goalie comes out of the goal several feet to make himself closer and larger to an attacker, leaving the attacker less net to shoot at.
When a defensive player keeps his body between an attacker and the defender`s goal, forcing the attacker out towards the sidelines.
When a player attempts a play that the referee considers dangerous to that player or others, such as trying to kick the ball out of the goalie`s hands, even if no contact is made.
The players on the team that does not have possession of the ball.
The team that does not have possession of the ball.
The 3 or 4 players on a team whose primary task is to stop the opposition from scoring; also called fullbacks.
The player positioned just in front of his team`s defense; he is often assigned to mark the opposition`s best offensive player; also called the midfield anchor.
When one or more defenders closely mark a ball carrier to harass him into losing the ball.
|direct free kick|
A kick awarded to a player for a serious foul committed by the opposition; the player kicks a stationary ball with no opposing players within 10 yards of him; a goal can be scored directly from th...
A ball struck near ground level by the head of a diving player.
A player who advances the ball while controlling it with his feet.
- The basic skill of advancing the ball with the feet while controlling it.
- 1. the act of letting saliva flow out of the mouth 2. same as incontinence (informal )
A method of restarting a game where the referee drops the ball between 2 players facing each other.
When a goalie drops the ball from his hands and kicks it just after it hits the ground.
See goal line.