terribly is the adverb
In the following sentence, identify the adverb: "Gabriel tried out for the soccer team this year, but he plays terribly."
The adverb here is "terribly," an adverbial of manner. The "this year" is a noun phrase serving as an adverbial of time but not an adverb.
Tried out (phrasal verb) and plays are the verbs in that sentence.
No, the word soccer is a noun, although widely used as an adjunct (e.g. soccer ball, soccer rules).
Gabriel Oman Batistuta
I play soccer I played soccer Soccer is a game I enjoy watching/playing
We lost the soccer game again.The soccer ball needs inflating.
Alan Shearer,Ronaldo & Gabriel Batistuta....
he does not play soccer
Because you play a game of soccer and play is the verb in the sentence.