goal kick


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 Every throw-in seemed to take an age, and every free kick and every goal kick, too. New York Times, 13 Apr. 2022 The play started with a goal kick from U.S. keeper Matt Turner that was knocked down by the wind. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 2022 No Phoenix player attacks the ball off a Vegas goal kick, letting the Lights win the ball in the air. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 31 Mar. 2022 Larin scored for unbeaten Canada seven minutes in, taking advantage of a short goal kick by Matt Turner for his 12th goal of the qualifying cycle. Ian Harrison, chicagotribune.com, 30 Jan. 2022 The Bobcats got the ensuing goal kick in quickly and scored at the other end within 20 seconds to take a 2-0 lead. James Weber, The Enquirer, 11 Nov. 2021 Stuver played a goal kick short and got the ball right back to his feet only for Pepi to close him down and nearly take the ball off him. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, 29 Aug. 2021 Schön got behind defender Jhohan Romaña on a goal kick with his presence enough for the Austin center back to send his clearance directly toward the winger. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, 29 Aug. 2021 The word was heard once, relatively faintly, after a Honduras goal kick. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 24 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of goal kick

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Goal kick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goal%20kick. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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