One of the most confusing soccer rules is offside. All of us soccer fans know the difficulty of trying to explain how offside works to first-time watchers. Though it is an important part of the game, it is also one of the most difficult to understand, especially when the goalkeeper comes into play like in the 2010 World Cup opener.
Glennon Doyle, author of the books "Love Warrior" and "Carry On, Warrior" and the wife of all-time leading international goal scorer Abby Wambach, explained what offside is in a hilarious way for those who were sitting down to watch the Women's World Cup for the first time.
Watch this crucial soccer tutoring & pep talk before the @USWNT plays at 3PM ET TODAY. OFFSIDE!!!!!!#USWNT #FIFAWWC
Full video: https://t.co/R4u5PaISsh pic.twitter.com/b4ACQhaYIW— Glennon Doyle (@GlennonDoyle) June 11, 2019
While this is a parody (and a great one at that), new soccer fans can get behind "offside is not for us to understand."
Doyle describes other parts of the game as well in the full video below.
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TODAY IS THE DAY. 3PM ET on FOX! The United States Women’s National Team’s First Game of the World Cup! Tune in and show your family what real life heroes look like. But before the game: Watch this incredibly helpful soccer tutoring and pep talk from Me: The Socceriest Soccerer that ever Soccered. OFFSIDE!!!!!! #USWNT. #FIFAWWC #OneTeamOneNation