Terminology

Like most sports, soccer has unique terminology.  Below are common terms and their definitions.

Backheel

Box-to-box (midfielder)

Box

Build-up (build-up play)

CONCACAF

Counterattack (counter)

Corner Kick (corner)

Cross

End line

Extra time

Field player

FIFA

Flag is/was up

Form

Free Kick

Friendly

Hold-up play

In-form

Linesman (assistant referee)

Loan

Midfield line (half-way line/center line)

National Team Pool

Nutmeg

Offside

Penalty Shootout

Pitch

Referee

Result

Run

Set plays (Set pieces)

Shot on goal

Side

Stoppage time (injury time)

Strike rate (Goal Average)

Substitute

Super sub

Table

Target forward

Technical ability

Touch

Touchline

Upfield

Up top

USMNT

Vision

Wing

Winger

Work rate

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