In this post, we explain what ‘a soft goal’ means.
A Soft Goal
This phrase is used to describe the situation when a team gives their opponent an easy goal. ‘Soft‘ in this phrase means easy, the other team didn’t have to work hard to score a goal; it was an easy chance. It usually collocates, goes with, the verb ‘concede’ or the verb phrase ‘give away’ – to concede a soft goal, to give away a soft goal. The goal may come because of very bad defending, a goal-keeping error, because no-one was marking the opposition at a corner, or a similar situation.
Example: Dortmund’s Bosz on loss: ‘The goals we conceded were much too soft’ (Headline – ESPN).