from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A game played on a rectangular field with net goals at either end in which two teams of 11 players each try to drive a ball into the other's goal by kicking, heading, or using any part of the body except the arms and hands. The goalie is the only player who may touch or move the ball with the arms or hands.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Association football, a game in which two teams of eleven players contend to get a round ball into their opponent's goal primarily by kicking the ball with their feet.
- v. To kick the football directly off the ground, without using one's hands.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ‘Association’ game of football. See foot-ball, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
Flopping in soccer is like fighting in hockey — it would be relatively easy to get rid of most of it.
"Violence in soccer is definitely not an immigrant problem, as the Freedom Party would like people to believe," he said.
PHILLIPS: And we've heard the term soccer moms and NASCAR dads.
Since the term soccer was created in England you would think
We've all heard the cheap jokes at the expense of our "Mickey Mouse" league, the tiresome jibes about the term soccer and how Americans mispronounce it.
June 12, 2010 why do americans call it soccer? historical as you might imagine ...
For example, what we call soccer and you call football, you seem to make a very good deal and people criticize you for it, that you get it on a handheld, exclusively.
“If you pop into a casino, put a hundred on Ireland to beat Germany in what you call soccer.”
The U.S. is also the only major country that does not follow football (what we call soccer).
I played football, what you call soccer in the United States.
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