What is more common in AE?
He made a goal.
He scored a goal.
So is "made" or "score" used in soccer? I mean which one is more common?
The commentators and talking heads say scored, without necessarily saying the word goal. When they are excited, they say something like: "And he scored!"
The only problem with this is that it doesn't really allow for those long GOALLLLLLL!! one hears in Spanish and Portuguese. A pity, really. They could, if wanted to, still yell that out but they don't.
The full phrase in AmE is to score a goal.
And more recently, one hears a lot of golazos when stars like Messie are playing and the shots are daring or difficult.
Sometimes, in a long,fast speech on football (soccer), one might hear make a goal, too.
I live in the States and watch a lot of soccer on TV but my favorite commentator is Englishman Ray Hudson, who is known for his language. He recently said that some play or other was "as a sloppy as a soup sandwich."