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

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Vicente Guaita's goal kick was knocked on by Jeffrey Schlupp, the ball falling for Jordan Ayew, who kept his cool to slot past David de Gea and put the Eagles in front out of nothing. SI.com, "Man Utd 1-2 Crystal Palace: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Eagles Snatch Win From Lacklustre United," 24 Aug. 2019 Referee Malik Badawi ruled Emslie was at fault and whistled her for the foul and giving Utah a goal kick. Luis Torres, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando Pride fall 2-0 to Utah Royals FC despite Alex Morgan’s return," 18 Aug. 2019 Mauricio Pochettino was left fuming just five minutes into the second half after substitute Lucas Moura was denied a stonewall penalty after being hacked down from behind, with the referee shockingly awarding a goal kick instead. SI.com, "Juventus 2-3 Tottenham: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Harry Kane Nets Stunning Halfway Line Winner," 21 July 2019 The Lions had a little fun at the end of practice Wednesday, pitting offensive and defensive players in what looked like a field-goal kicking competition. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions minicamp observations: Jamal Agnew more than just a return man," 5 June 2019 The match at the Mineirao was once again marked by homophobic chants of the Brazilian fans when Armani took his goal kicks. Mauricio Savarese, BostonGlobe.com, "Brazil without Neymar beats Argentina with Messi in Copa America semifinal," 3 July 2019 There was never a shot on goal, never a goal kick, never a punt. Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, "Novi girls soccer is No. 1 in the country. Their goalie is a freshman JV fill-in," 12 June 2019 But a cut and a long shot yield only a German goal kick. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "A Fearless Mexico Tops Germany, With Help From Its Cerebral Coach," 18 June 2018 Extra time looming now, and Subasic is taking his time with the goal kick. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Croatia Digs Deeper, Burying England’s World Cup Dreams," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of goal kick

1881, in the meaning defined above

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