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1 Soccer Lingo! Things you may have heard at a Soccer game but were afraid to ask! A formation that consists of 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards A formation that consists of 4 defenders, 4 midfielders and 2 forwards, one of the most popular formations currently used by teams A formation that consists of 4 defenders, 5 midfielders and 1 forward 6 v 6 5 players + a goal keeper (U10) 8 v 8 7 players + a goal keeper (U12) 11 v 11 Get the gist? (U14 and up) Advantage When play is permitted to continue by the referee following an infraction but the team on whom the foul is committee maintains possession of the ball, and the official feels that the team which has been fouled would be punished further by stopping play Area The penalty area (box), aka "The 18-yard box" Attacking Third The third of the field containing the opponent's goal. Ball Short for "I got ball.", meaning that the speaking player is going for the ball

2 Boots Soccer shoes or cleats Brace 2 goals by one player Center Circle The big circle at midfield. Or, in American Football parlance, the 50 yard line Check To A movement towards the ball handler Cheeky Abnormal/deceptive move Chop A rapid, powerful redirection of the ball with the foot; more forceful than a cut made famous by Ronaldo Corner Corner kick Cracker A hard shot Dive When a player goes down on his/her own hoping to draw a foul. This is an accepted part of the game in some of countries but generally very frowned upon in the US and England Drive A low, hard shot, usually made with the laces Fixture A game or 'Match'

3 Friendly A match that does not count in official standings Football English Soccer Fussbal German Soccer Futbol Spanish Soccer Futebol Portuguese Soccer Garbage Poor playing Header Playing the ball with the head Hat Trick 3 or more goals scored in a game by a single player Heels on the Line (I want your..) A reminder by coaches to their midfielders to remain wide Help A word spoken to a teammate that is in trouble, meaning that there is support nearby Hold An instruction or request asking a teammate to hold the ball until one has moved into a new position

4 Indirect Free Kick A free kick that is awarded for other less-serious fouls, requiring two players (of either team) to touch the ball before a goal can be scored Kicks When a stalemated game goes to penalty kicks to decide a winner The game went to kicks Kit Uniform Keep Short for Keeper, or Goal Tender. Also, what a Keeper says to his teammates when he wants to handle the ball Laser A very hard-hit shot Mark To "guard" and prevent a player from doing anything useful by staying with the player, usually by placing one's self between the player and one's own goal Match A soccer game Mate member of the team Meg Short for nutmeg Mixer The crowded area in front the goal Nil Zero, as in The score was 2 nil

5 Nutmeg To pass the ball through the legs of an opponent Obstruction When a defensive player illegally uses his/her body to prevent an offensive player from playing the ball Offside Position An attacking player positioned so that fewer than 2 opposing defensive players (usually the goalie and 1 other defender) are between them and the goal they are attacking On Frame/Target Shot put toward the goal One-Time "One-Touch" Onion Bag Net Overlap When a player comes from behind and gets in front of a player (generally with the ball) from his/her own team Park field or stadium Pinnie Practice or scrimmage vest of a certain color Pitch The field on which soccer matches are played Pointy Ball American Football

6 Pressure 1. To harass an opposing player with the ball by getting in close. 2. an area of the field clustered with many opposing players. Rainbow A technique where a player flips a ball over his/her head and to the front using the back of his/her heel Reading the Play Anticipating what will happen in a play Red Card Major infraction, either by accumulation of 2 yellow cards or a straight red, causing the ejection of offender with his/her team becoming shorthanded for the remainder of the match. Offender is also suspended from next match Rubbish Poor playing (same as garbage ) Shamballic Terrible play or performance Shank Miss-kicking the ball Shift To change location on the field to be closer to the play or to assume the responsibilities of a teammate who has left an opening Side/Squad Team Soccer Soccer Sub Substitute player

7 Supporter Fan Square Pass A lateral pass Stoppage Time The discretionary amount of time the referee adds on to the first or second half to make up for any injuries or time wasting Strike A hard shot on goal, usually by a forward (Striker) Tackling The act of taking the ball away from a player The Beautiful Game Soccer/Football/Futbal, etc. Thread the Needle A through pass through several tightly-packed defenders Through Ball A ball passed through the defensive line Throw Ball American Football Time out Something which never occurs in Soccer Toe Poke A pass or kick that is struck with the front (i.e., "toes") of the cleat when there is no other option

8 Touch A player's ability to control, use, and feel the ball Touch Line Side Line Turn A word informing a teammate that it is okay to turn with the ball Ultra A fanatic Unlucky A term meaning that the intended result didn't occur but should have; referring to bad luck "What You See!" A phrase spoken to a teammate meaning that there is nothing going on except what can be seen Woodwork Net frame. (From the old days when they were actually made from wood) Yellow Card A foul of a more serious nature. 2 yellow cards accumulated in one match by a player means he/she is then assessed a red card

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