When Does The High School Soccer Season Start And Finish?

High school soccer season

In the United States the high school soccer season is one of the most exciting times of the year for high school soccer players and fans of it alike. To an extent it is comparative in this regard to support in other countries for the professional leagues where everyone knows on what date the soccer … Read more

Soccer field vs Football field *American Football*

soccer field vs football field

Soccer and American Football are fundamentally two different sports. Nevertheless there are some similarities between the two sports. One apparent similarity is the shape of the field on which games are played. Indeed at a cursory glance from the naked eye they look pretty similarly – they are both rectangular, green and about the same … Read more

How many players are on a soccer team?

How many players are on a soccer team

Though soccer has grown exponentially in the United States over recent years, it has never been one of the historically ‘big three’ traditional sports played in America:  American Football run by the (NFL),  Basketball run by the (NBA)  Baseball run by the (MLB)  Therefore it is only natural that it can be a bit confusing … Read more

What Is The Meaning Of A Clean Sheet In Soccer?

clean sheet in soccer

A ‘clean sheet’ in soccer is as simple as it sounds. A clean sheet occurs when a team from either side does not concede a goal. Though it is obviously a team effort, the goalkeeper is generally the person who is credited with the clean sheet (especially statistically) and indeed you will frequently hear commentators … Read more

What Is Relegation In Soccer?

Relegation In Soccer

Though the concept of relegation in soccer is second nature to most who follow the game around the world, for our American readers, relegation in soccer is somewhat of an unknown or indeed a misnomer. The reason: Almost all American sports including Major League Soccer (MLS), do not utilize a system which employs a promotion … Read more

What is a soccer sweeper?

Sweeper soccer

The sweeper soccer position is one that has existed since the games very existence. Though the sweeper soccer position is not attributed with having been invented by one individual player in particular, some of the finest names in the game have been classed as absolute masters of the game in this position. One soccer player … Read more

Fastest Soccer players

fastest soccer players

Who is the fastest soccer player in the world is a question which is asked and debated from playgrounds to soccer fields and bars the world over. To an extent the question is a bit subjective as for instance one player may have an overall average high speed per match whereby another player may maintain … Read more

Best Soccer Formations

best soccer formation

In order to best appreciate the following article, I would firstly recommend reading my previous article https://soccerballworld.com/soccer-formations-and-tactics/ for it will ensure you have a solid understanding of what soccer formations are most commonly used and the reasons why. This will then allow you to understand that the best soccer formation is not set in stone; … Read more

Soccer Formations and Tactics – the most used formations!

soccer formations

In order to best appreciate the following article, I would firstly recommend reading my previous article: Soccer positions numbers 1-to-11 for it will ensure you have a solid understanding of how the traditional ‘eleven’ numbered players take to the field in a standard 4-4-2 formation, the system from which all other soccer formations developed. This … Read more