“Swansea’s Andre Ayew — signed on a Bosman transfer from Marseille this summer — just received a yellow card.” You will find sentences and terms like this in a discussion on soccer. Plenty of people, terms and teams are unique to the sport; soccer is an in-depth world. Today’s column, a “soccer alphabet,” is designed to teach everyone something new about the sport, no matter if you are new to soccer or if you follow it religiously. A: Advantage
The advantage rule means that if a foul is committed on a player attacking, the referee may allow play to continue to let the team have a chance at scoring. This is called “playing the advantage.” It is designed to prevent defending teams from intentionally fouling to stop the play.