Okay, thanks. So,
to be onside = estar habilitado = nicht im Abseits stehen
That just seems odd to me, that it takes such a mouthful to say that someone was (positively) eligible to receive the ball. But if you all agree, I have to believe you.
Advohannes, thanks for the link, though I'm always hesitant to click on commercial URLs.
By the way, you were missed in the Tippspiel. Never too late to jump back in. (-:
mbshu, Martin and I were just discussing the merits of Univisión. related discussion: World Cup / WM -- Tippspiel und ...
Which you can get in Houston too (45.1, 45.2), even though you can *schnief* no longer get Radio Nederland (q.e.p.d.).