corner kick


Definition of corner kick

: a free kick from a corner of a soccer field awarded to an attacker when a defender plays the ball out-of-bounds over the end line

Examples of corner kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After an Atlanta United corner kick in the 27th minute that was cleared by Nico Fiagl, Pizarro got the ball near midfield, dribbling centrally with Robbie Robinson on his left and Morgan on his right against two Atlanta defenders. Khobi Price,, "Morgan picks up slack as Inter Miami ends scoreless skid, tops Atlanta United for second win," 9 Sep. 2020 But Memorial rebounded quickly, as Hudak scored off a corner kick. The Indianapolis Star, "IHSAA soccer: Noblesville, Guerin Catholic set to meet in girls finals; Fishers, Franklin Central boys fall short," 25 Oct. 2020 Shortly after the start of the second half, Franco Jara scored off a corner kick by Reto Ziegler. Angel Franco, Dallas News, "Santiago Mosquera’s hat trick lifts FC Dallas past Colorado," 16 Sep. 2020 Julia Chapoton sent in a cross from the corner kick where Brynn Olagues was waiting at the back post for a clean header into the net. Mike Gegenheimer Contributing Writer,, "Girls soccer: Lakeshore beats Ben Franklin 1-0 in matchup of top Division II teams," 23 Jan. 2021 The former found the latter on a late corner kick against Minnesota United in the conference final that made the comeback from 2-0 possible. USA TODAY, "2020 MLS Cup predictions: Will Columbus Crew or Seattle Sounders emerge as champions?," 13 Dec. 2020 Haycock scored the game winner off a corner kick that found its way to her after getting touched by a couple of her teammates. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Davis High gets past American Fork 1-0 for 6A girls' soccer title," 24 Oct. 2020 The Greenies rebounded from the slow start and scored in the 24th minute off a corner kick. Joseph Halm,, "Boys soccer: Pope John Paul II bounces back by knocking off Newman 3-2," 8 Jan. 2021 An unmarked Will Bruin scored the Sounders' equalizer in the 93rd minute off a corner kick, canceling out an early Flores goal and snatching victory away from the Timbers. oregonlive, "Portland Timbers blow another lead, fail to overtake Seattle Sounders in standings," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of corner kick

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of corner kick was in 1882

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25 Feb 2021

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“Corner kick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of corner kick

soccer : a free kick from the corner of the field near the opponent's goal

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