Soccer Terms & Soccer Rule Definitions
Soccer Terms, soccer glossary, soccer definitions
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strike the ball while it is in the air.
Wall: The players who stand between the ball and their own
goal at the time a free kick is going to be taken. These
players form a human barrier between the ball and their
goal. (Law 13)
Wall pass: See give-and-go.
Wheel man: Central midfielder with primary responsibility
for distributing the ball when team is on the attack.
Wing: Or "winger". As in "wing forward" or "wing
midfielder". A player who normally plays near the touchline,
often with an attacking responsibility.
Wingback: A fullback playing in a wide position with
responsibility for making attacking overlapping runs down
Window player: Position name; applied to an attacking
midfielder or to a forward who plays behind the striker(s)
and takes advantage of balls laid off by them or played back
to the top of the penalty area by the wing forwards; also
receives penetrating balls from fullbacks or wing
midfielders and distributes them Also called "schemer".
Yellow card: A cautionary measure used by the referee to
warn a player not to repeat an offense. A second yellow card
in a match results in a red card. (Law 12)
Vision: The ability to see the happenings on the field of
play. Players with excellent 'vision' have the ability to
see and know where their teammates are located in relation
to the defenders.
Zone defense: A defensive system in which players are
assigned responsibility for particular areas of the
defensive third rather than for individual opponents. See
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