British vs American Terminology

British – American

attack – offence
bar – post
boots – cleats
cap – appearance (in an international game)
clean sheet – shutout
counter attack – fast break
derby – rivalry
draw – tie
equalizer – goal that evens the score
extra time – overtime
fixtures – schedule
football – soccer
halfback – midfielder
header – head shot
injury time – overime
keepie-uppie – juggling
kit – uniform
lay off – pass
manager – coach
match – game
nil – zero
official – referee
offside – offsides
on frame – shot on target
out of play – out of bounds
penalty mark – penalty spot
pitch – field
result – score
sent off – ejected
shin pads – shin guard
shirt – jersey
squad – roster
supporter – fan
table – standings
tackle – steal
terraces – stands
top corner – upper 90
touchline – sideline

Updated: June 23, 2016
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