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Law 11 - Offside 4/24/2015

RE: 8 Adult

William Stoneman of Fairfield, ca usa asks...

There is a rumour that the Offside law has changed to 'It is no Longer played and control to just touched by defense'. I have asked two instructors that I know and they have heard the same rumours. But seen nothing in print from USSF Do you know...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 4/24/2015

RE: Travel Under 11

Leah of Mclean, Va Usa asks...

Will the ref let me play in earrings...

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Mechanics 4/23/2015

RE: Competitive Under 10

Derek of Cary, IL US asks...

This day everybody is preaching about awareness for head injuries and concussions. I wonder if I should've stopped the game earlier for such injury.

The goalkeeper took a shot to the face. He seemed unfazed by it immediately afterward. I ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/23/2015

RE: Intermediate Under 13

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Yellow card question. 4-22-2015 Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z7ngTsfoc0
At 1:29:48 on You Tube (75.10 on the clock), #10 Turan gets a 2nd yellow (resulting in a red card) for kicking Ramos. In watching the ...

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Law 15 - Throw In 4/23/2015

Jason of Wylie, TX US asks...

How strict should we be when it comes to throw-in procedures? More specifically with a foot coming up during the throw. It seems like I see a lot of refs in my area being over critical with this. To the point of telling me during the pre-game 'I'll w...

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League Specific 4/23/2015

RE: Saturday over 40s Adult

David of middlesbrough, cleveland england asks...

when receiving a yellow card for dissent, walking away speaking to my team manager the referee the gave me a second yellow, until now I had no idiot why, in his report he has stated I called him a f**** P*** when in fact I didn't as I was in the midd...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/23/2015

RE: Competitive Under 19

Jordan of Scottsdale, Arizona USA asks...

I was refereeing a match the other day when a coach decided to start speaking out, as he usually does.

I happened to be right next to him, he was complaining about the direction of a throw in. I asked him to stop.

He responded with...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/22/2015

RE: Intermediate Under 13

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I know that PI applies to a single player & not the whole team. What can a referee do if the team 'persistently' fouls the 'star' opponent, switching players who fouls. I remember that in a junior high school tournament, the referee told our coach ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 4/21/2015

RE: rec Under 7

t bone of st louis, mo usa asks...

I coach a rec team of 5-6 year old boys. In a game, one of my boys had the ball with his back to the other team. The other coach yelled very aggresively to 'RUN THROUGH HIM!RUN THROUGH HIM!' At this age,the coaches ref the games. I told him i thought...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 4/21/2015

RE: rec Under 12

Rachel of Rocklin, CA United States asks...

Should the referee stop the match right away if, in his or her opinion, a player is seriously injury?...

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