What Is A Cross In Soccer?

Soccer cross

Crossing the ball in soccer has become one of the major ways to create goal scoring opportunities. Crossing is used by almost all professional teams, and it is sometimes all of what a team does during the whole 90 minutes of a soccer game. Simply put, crosses are at the heart of every professional game, … Read more

What Is A Wall Pass In Soccer?

Soccer players with a ball

The wall pass, which is also known as the 1-2 pass, is one of the most common types of passes a soccer player can use.  I used this pass all the time during my time playing soccer on the streets, probably more than I should have. The wall pass is very simple yet very effective … Read more

Sudden Death Penalty Shootout Explained in Soccer

Penalty kick

Nothing beats the intensity and the suspense of watching 2 soccer teams go through a sudden death penalty shootout during a world cup match, or during any other major soccer game. The sudden death penalty shootout is rare to happen during a soccer game, but when it happens, it can be extremely nerve wracking to … Read more

How Does Extra Time Work In Soccer?

Soccer players

The concept of extra time is very common among some of the most popular sports around the world including soccer. However when it comes to soccer, the term extra time can be confusing to new fans as it can refer to 2 different types of match duration extensions. In this article, you’ll get to know … Read more

Why Do Goalkeepers Wear Green?

Goalkeeper wearing green

When it comes to the goalkeeper’s uniforms in soccer, one of the first things that you might notice is the fact that they wear jerseys that are different in color than the jerseys of their teammates. You might also notice as you watch more and more soccer games that the green color is a common … Read more

Do Futsal Goalkeepers Wear Gloves?

futsal goalkeeper with no gloves

If you come from a soccer background, then there are certain initial assumptions that you might have about futsal that might not necessarily be true. In general, one of these assumptions includes the goalkeeper’s gloves. It’s true that futsal is very similar to soccer. But even though you can think of futsal as a “soccer … Read more

Popular Soccer Jersey Numbers

Like many other popular team sports around the world, the soccer rules require that each player on a soccer team has their own unique number that identifies them on the field. While these numbers are generally only needed to make the referee’s life easier on the field (they make identifying players easier), some of them … Read more

How To Wear A Soccer Jersey Fashionably

Soccer fans wearing jerseys fashionably

Soccer jerseys aren’t exclusive to the players. As a soccer fan, you might want to wear your favorite team’s jersey too. However, you have the freedom to wear the jersey however you wish, unlike the soccer players who have limited options due to the laws of the game. While the idea of having a lot … Read more

What Is A Soccer Field Called?

Soccer player on a field

One of the most exciting aspects about soccer is the fact that it is an international game that is played in most countries around the world instead of being a game that is limited to certain geographical locations. However, the huge influence of the soccer game that spans the entire world introduces a small conflict … Read more

Why Are Soccer Fields Striped?

Soccer field with stripes

There is no doubt that the striped green grass of a soccer field can be much more impressive than a single green grass color. However, a question has haunted me for years in my early days as a soccer fan, and that was whether or not the striped grass had any purposes other than just … Read more