Here are some words and phrases you can hear on this week’s languagecaster’s Good, Bad and Ugly section of the podcast – a review of the footballing news. For more English practice check out our worksheets, football glossary and English for football phrases.
- MLS: Major League Soccer – the domestic league of the USA
Example: Columbus Crew won their first ever MLS title last weekend.
- Double: To win the league and the cup.
Example: Dublin side Bohemians won the Irish double by beating Derry City in last week’s FAI Cup Final.
- FAI: Football Association of Ireland – the domestic organisation of Ireland.
Example: Bohemians won the FAI cup last weekend on penalties.
- Fall out: Controversy, a continuation of the problem.
Example: The fall out over Sheffield United’s Chris Morgan’s elbow on Barnsley’s Iain Hume continues.
- To sue: To take someone to court
Example: Iain Hume is threatening to sue Chris Morgan for the elbow in last week’s game.
- Fractured: Cracked, almost broken
Example: The Sheffield United defender fractured the Canadian international’s skull with an elbow last weekend.
- A clash: A fairly aggressive challenge (or attack)
Example: Hume complained to the referee that he needed protection following a series of earlier clashes.
- Stabbed: Attacked with a knife
Example: A young Colon supporter was stabbed to death in Argentina last week.
- In-fighting: Fighting that takes place between groups on the same side.
Example: It appears that Daniel Lopez was a victim of in-fighting among the Colon fans