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ESPN Kids Writer Mailbag 18

Updated: October 27, 2009, 9:11 AM ET
By ESPN Kids Writer

Q: In soccer, what are the responsibilities of the fullback? Monica from Pennsylvania

A: Hi Monica, this is a good question. A fullback is largely a defensive player on the soccer field. One of her main roles is to stop the other team from setting up good scoring chances by breaking up passes and not letting opposing players get open. Fullbacks can also be used to build an offensive attack. If the fullback steals the ball from an opposing forward, she can pass it up to a halfback or forward ...

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