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The Top 20 Football Americanisms - The US take on English Football
"It's still a shut-out but Gareth Bale bursts into the 18, hits a shot on frame, in the wheelhouse but it goes out of bounds, there must something wrong with his cleats".
To most English people the above makes absolutely no sense at all. In fact the only part they probably understood was 'Gareth Bale'. However actually all of the above are used by American commentators when commenting on American Soccer (football).
Naturally being American they have to add their own sense of drama so we have compiled a list of the best genuine American Soccer (football) jargon we could find. This is not a joke, all of the below are used by our American friends across the pond for their soccer (football) matches:
in the six
in the six-yard box
shot on target
in the wheelhouse
good spot to strike the ball
out of bounds
out of play
saved (by goalkeeper)
along the ground
the foul play
two person tackle
from the penalty spot
You can also hear some genuine American soccer commentary here . This is not made up, these are taken from real MLS matches across the pond. Have you heard any more ridiculous Football Americanisms? If so please list them below!