Soccer Writer's Style Guide

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North America's first and only soccer-specific style guide

Field markings and equipment

arc

  • This refers to the curved marking located at the outside edge of the penalty area.
  • Also called the D.

center circle

center spot

corner flag

crossbar

end line, goal line

  • End line and goal line are technically synonymous, though goal line intuitively refers to the line connecting the goalposts.
  • Hyphenate goal-line when using as an adjective, such as when writing goal-line clearance.

goalpost

goalmouth

halfway line

JumboTron

penalty area, penalty box, 18-yard box

penalty spot

six-yard box

scoreboard

scoresheet

sideline, touchline

technical area

See also: Stadiums, Players and positions

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