You don't give a lot of detail about what is going on in your life which could be helpful in interpreting your dreams.
Football is a "team" sport which could translate to a work situation where you are one in a group or part of a team.
That you are sitting on the "sidelines" has relevance. You're not a participant. Is that true for you?
It also sounds as if you see someone else taking the credit for what you feel you have contributed.
Is the "kickoff" a new thing being implemented and you're trying to block that from happening? Perhaps something is "out of joint" and this causes a letdown or disappointment.
I am simply playing with the language of the dream.
You didn't give any details about the woman. All of that has relevance.
She could be your feminine aspect and you're following your intuition. The steps many times represent reason and logic.
The "brick wall" - big ego boundary there. That it's crumbled or fallen enables you to get to the other side of whatever the "wall" represents. The "bending backwards" is easy to hear. To get beyond the "wall", your repeated attempts to bend backwards seem unsuccessful and you apparently don't get to the other side of the barrier.
Hope some of this resonates!