Described by the Publisher/Designer:
Ultimate Soccer is a new and exciting soccer board game that allows you to be the player as well as the coach. You play against each other alternating as an attacker and a defender. The attacker can select either a Fate or an Action card from draw piles. Action cards map out actual plays with 2-6 passes and a shot on goal. Each Action card has a number on it 5v3 or 3v3. These numbers tell you how many dice you will be rolling against each other for each pass. The attacker is always the first number. If the attacker rolls a higher number it completes the pass and you go on to the next pass, if the defender rolls a higher number than the attacker the pass was not complete and the action card gets discarded and now the defender draws a Fate or Action card and becomes the attacker. If the attacker completes all of his passes and is now at the last line on the card this is the shot on goal. For the shot on goal the attacker and the defender only roll one die a piece to simulate the shooter and the goalkeeper.
Fate cards are things that can happen during a game like red card, injuries, goalkeeper saves. Fate cards can be used at any time to help you in your game. The game is complete when all the action cards have been used. Unless someone has an injury time fate card and wants to use it.