This will be a thread where soccer slang will be used and defined so we can communicate a little bit better on the pitch. This was all from the top of my head. If anyone has anything to add, please do. Drop – Passing the ball to a player behind you Switch – Reversing the field with a long, lobbed pass to the other side of the pitch Run – An attacking movement by an off ball player towards the goal Overlapping Run (or Overlap) - To make a run going over top of the ballhandler when attacking. Carry – Proceeding forward to an open area by the ball handler Mark – To man-on defend an opposing player “Have a go” – Take your shot Square (or Square Ball) – A pass directly to the body of the player requesting the pass Through (or Through Ball) – A pass placed into the path of an attacking player for the player to run onto Clear (or Away) – To send the ball out of the opponent’s attacking area 18 – The large box in front of the goal where a goalkeeper is permitted to use their hands. 18 is the amount of yards it extends in front of the goal 6 – The smaller box immediately in front of the goal. 6 is the amount of yardage it extends in front of the goal Offside – When an attacking player is behind the second furthest back player on the opposing team. Typically this is the last defender, however it can become the goalkeeper if he is in front of any of his defenders. Man On - When a defending player is closing on you once you receive the ball. Also can be said "One on" or "Two on" to specifically identify the number of defenders Give and go (or 1-2) - The dribbler passes or "gives" to a near teammate in hopes of getting the ball right back within one or two touches trying to beat one or more defenders.