goal kick

noun

Definition of goal kick

: a free kick in soccer awarded to a defensive player when the ball is driven out of bounds over the end line by an opposing player

Examples of goal kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What will happen first during a 10-minute increment — a throw-in, a free kick, a goal kick, something else? New York Times, "The Gambling Company That Had the Best Pandemic Ever," 26 Mar. 2021 But Gonzalez brought on 17-year-old forward Ricardo Pepi, who was able to convert a chance that came off a Timbers goal kick that found the head of another FCD teenager, right back Bryan Reynolds. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "Despite Luchi Gonzalez’s love of tactics, he says FC Dallas’ playoff win over Portland came down to belief," 23 Nov. 2020 With a fair wind behind him, a goalkeeper scored direct from a goal kick in a fourth-tier match. Steve Douglas, Star Tribune, "Leicester piles more misery on Chelsea to go top of EPL," 19 Jan. 2021 With a fair wind behind him, a goalkeeper scored direct from a goal kick in a fourth-tier match. Steve Douglas, ajc, "Leicester piles more misery on Chelsea to go top of EPL," 19 Jan. 2021 In the third minute of stoppage time, a goal kick from Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark went straight to FCD right back Bryan Reynolds, who headed the ball forward. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "Eight penalty kicks later, FC Dallas keeps postseason alive in shootout win over Portland Timbers," 23 Nov. 2020 FC Cincinnati was seconds from closing out a scoreless draw with Minnesota when the visitors were awarded a corner kick that FCC players contended should have been a goal kick. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, "Minnesota United FC steals a late win in FC Cincinnati's penultimate match at Nippert Stadium," 24 Oct. 2020 But getting one more chance with 17 seconds to play, Gostkowski connected on a 25-yard field-goal kick to lift the Titans to a 16-14 victory over the Denver Broncos in the season-opening game for both teams. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Derrick Henry, Titans spoil Jerry Jeudy’s NFL debut," 15 Sep. 2020 The reason: The field-goal kicking improved as Michigan went away from a tandem approach that featured Jake Moody, and started using Quinn Nordin exclusively. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football final grades are like this season: Good, but not great," 5 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of goal kick

1881, in the meaning defined above

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4 Apr 2021

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“Goal kick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goal%20kick. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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