The expression mentioned in my question’s title is a baseball reference, of course, which I fear could potentially limit its understandability to only those English speakers who are familiar with that sport.
Because of this potential limitation, I’m wondering (as stated in the title):
Is there a SPORTS PHRASE [in particular, one relating to “soccer”] similar to “make sure all our bases are covered” that would not rely on potential interlocutors’ knowledge of baseball to be understood?
that I’m not asking if my fear of misunderstanding in the non-baseball-playing world is unfounded;
that, due to the world-wide popularity of soccer (and to the extent that requesting similar "sports phrases" might generate too many answers), I've indicated my particular interest in finding similar “soccer phrases” (in an attempt to narrow the answer set); and finally
that, although one of the secondary reasons for asking this question might be to find a similar English sports expression whose literal translation could perhaps be better understood in other languages, I am looking for neither any translations themselves nor pure foreign phrases merely translated into English, the main reason for the question being simply to find a similar English sports expression, period