offside trap

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offside trap (usually uncountable, plural offside traps)

  1. (soccer) A defensive play to catch the attacking side offside
    he managed to beat the offside trap and clinch the winner.
    • 2010 December 28, Kevin Darlin, “West Brom 1 - 3 Blackburn”, in BBC[1]:
      But the visitors started the game in stunning fashion when Morten Gamst Pedersen dinked forward a clever looping pass and Kalinic beat the offside trap, surged into the box and beautifully placed the ball past goalkeeper Scott Carson.