Soccer Game Terms Part 3
These soccer game terms,
lingo and jargon are part of sports gamerisms, Define Your Game!
Soccer terms, part 3 completes soccer gamerisms provided for players
and fans who fantasize about a successful chip shot.
Soccer Game Terms: P
Soccer Game Terms: R
the term is all about moving the ball towards the
Area: the mark around each box that typically
by 44 yards. The goalkeeper can handle the ball inside this
and any infraction by the opposing team in this area will result in a
- Penalty Kick:
as the result of a foul, the
opposing team is awarded a penalty kick that is taken against the
offending team's goalie. During the kick, all other players must stand
away at least 10 yards. These penalty kicks are often used to decide
the winner of the match after a tie score.
- Penalty Spot:
area on the field 12 yards from
refers to advancing the ball past and behind
refers to a game segment, usually two periods of
45 minutes each constitutes a completed regulation game.
- Persistent Infringement: repetitious foul play,
typically resulting in a yellow card.
- Play on:
signal by the referee to continue play as no game
stoppage will be called. See Advantage Rule.
once the regular season ends, this tournament will
name a champion. Always exciting play for these soccer games.
term for team or player stats as follows: win=2 points, tie=1 point and
loss is 0 points. For players, it is goal=2 points and assist=1 point.
you and your team now have the ball.
soccer game terms for the goalpost.
Foul: usually defender vs. attacker attempting
to score, but this foul is not necessarily worth a penalty kick.
using the body to physically move
Soccer Game Terms: S
term for a player who receives a pass from a
Card: the ultimate misconduct during a match
a player's misconduct beyond inappropriate. Or the issuing of a second
yellow card. This results in ejection from the match.
official in charge of overseeing the
- Regular Season:
refers to scheduled game play to determine
teams that qualify for the playoff tournament.
Game: consists of 2 halves without overtime.
refers to competition between teams to determine which team qualifies
with a win to move upward to the next round and team. Example: World
Cup=5 main rounds.
a revised version of soccer wherein
players can pass and run utilizing their hands plus contact other
players. OK, folks—no debating about which game is better :-)
Soccer Game Terms: T
- Save: skillful
play by goalie to block/stop thus preventing
into the net, the ball goes and another score is on
likely the most admired players on the team, or is
it the goalie?
Opportunity: refers to a golden chance to score.
- Send off:
the result of a player receiving a red card and
in turn, the action of being ejected from the game.
- Serious Foul
Play: uncalled for physical violence
against an opposing player during a match, resulting in a red card.
- Set Play:
this term refers to the team plan following a
throw-in, kick off or free, corner and penalty kicks.
this ball carrier is keeping and controlling the
ball closely to ward off a defender.
- Shin Guards:
equipment worn on the lower legs for
- Shooting or
Shot: action of kicking the ball at the
opposing goalie with the objective of Goal!
refers to a team playing with less than 11
Charge: term for shoulder-to-shoulder contact, not
usually foul worthy.
soccer game terms for 0 or no scoring by one of
the teams playing the game.
- Side Tackle:
tactical move by a defender to change the
direction of the ball in the possession of the challenger.
- Sideline or
Touchline: boundary line of the field on each
Elimination: term for a single team loss that
results in tournament elimination.
- Sliding Tackle:
tactical action by a defender by sliding
feet first into the ball.
Game: if you want to play a soccer game with
less than 11 players/side, then this is the game for your group.
- Square Pass:
lingo for pass to a teammate running
neck-to-neck or close by.
usually the most skillful players will play at the
beginning of the game.
it is mine now, says they player who took the ball
from a challenger.
term for a defender who covers or marks the
leading scorer of the opposing team.
jargon for the best of the best scoring player on
the act of replacing one player with
another during play.
Death: a rare occurrence in soccer, but this term refers
to the first
goal scored that then determines the winning team and completes the
overtime and the game.
jargon for the remaining defender before reaching
the goalie—a last line of defense.
Soccer Game Terms: U - Z
act of trying to obtain the ball with your feet. If physical
contact occurs with the player, a foul is assessed.
- Territory: refers
to that half of the field defended by a
- Thigh Trap:
jargon for a tactic of using the thigh to
manage the ball in the air.
- Through Pass:
term to pass the ball to a teammate while
he/she is behind a defender.
the act of putting the ball back in play after an out of bounds
infraction. This is done with two hands on the ball and no
than one-step taken to throw the ball in.
- Tie Game:
term for a soccer match where each team scores
exactly the same number of goals.
- Tiebreaker: method
to declare the game winner with a series
of penalty kicks taken by both sides.
is one of the duties of the referee.
as there are no timeouts in soccer, this term
refers to an official break in the action.
Poke: soccer game terms for tactic used by a
player using a toe-touch to tackle a challenger.
lingo for running close behind another player.
using his/her feet, chest or thighs, a player is
attempting to manage the ball with this technique.
the attempt to knock down an opponent
by tangling up their feet.
this team just lost ball possession to their
Play: term for a 2-step action where a player first gets
ball and follows with a shot or pass to another player.
Break=2 attackers versus 1 defensive player.
Midfielder: valuable team member who arranges and
plans midfield play.
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Behavior: any conduct deemed inappropriate by
This type of infraction results in a yellow card.
term for a ball kicked that is not on the ground.
jargon for a line-up of defenders close together with
the purpose of preventing a goal coming from a free kick.
Pass: soccer game terms for a strategic play between two
players, where one player passes to a teammate then moves rapidly
behind a defender to accept a pass back.
Record: summary of a team's playing record.
- Wings or
Wingers: term for outside forward players whose
duties are to make precise passes to strikers.
Cup: the top event in the world of soccer and the most
event viewed globally. Every 4 four years, the best pro teams are sent
to play in the country vs. country competition.
- Yellow Card:
the less serious infraction in a
soccer match, two of which result in an ejection from the game.
- Yips: bad case of nerves
resulting in shakes that make it
very difficult for
a gamer to play well. This phrase can be used in reference to many
games and is recognized by both players and fans alike.
refers to a type of defense where the player covers a
specific field area.
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