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SOCCER TERMINOLOGY

 

“Sometimes it’s like they’re speaking another language” could be said as often about soccer fanatics as about teenagers. True, most soccer fanatics are from countries other than the U.S., so technically they are speaking another language. But that’s not the point.

 

SOCCER TERMS DEFINED

http://www.and-again.com/soccterm.asp

 

POSITIONS

For a more specific reading of terminology, Soccer for Parents offers a few different glossaries including ones for positions:

http://www.soccer-for-parents.com/soccer-positions.html

 

And another for rules of the game:

http://www.soccer-for-parents.com/soccer-rule.html

 

IF YOU LEARN NOTHING ELSE

Here are two explanations (simple and detailed) of the offsides rule.

http://www.soccerhelp.com/Soccer_Tips_Dictionary_Terms_O.shtml#offside_rule