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Law 11 - Offside 6/28/2015

RE: Rec Adult

Jerry Slota of Shelby, mi mi asks...

does a team have to have two players back in order for an offsides to happen, please explain offsides to me, please!...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 6/28/2015

RE: Competitive Under 13

Jason of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...


In a knockout final, our game went to penalties. Our team was up 3-1, they had two shots still to go when the referee blew time and awarded the game to us....The question is does the result actually stand - given if they got the next tw...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 6/27/2015

RE: College

Andrew of Atlanta, GA USA asks...

Once the ref blows his whistle for the kicker to start the penalty kick (not the offense, but when everyone is lined up for the kick), how much time can pass before the kicker must kick the goal?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/26/2015

RE: Semi-competitive (Sunday league) Adult

James of New York, NY USA asks...

I have a fairly straightforward question. During our game last Sunday I was subbed off with about 15 minutes left. I am a team manager, captain, and player (fairly common in our league) so I stayed alert.

With about 5 minutes left, the refer...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 6/26/2015

RE: Travel Under 13

August of Princeton, NJ US asks...

If my team has a winter season using turf fields, for games could I use turf cleats like the soles like these?

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League Specific 6/25/2015

RE: Rec Adult

Matt Arruda of Kelowna, British Columbia Canada asks...


We have had a situation where a ball other than the 'original' game ball was grabbed and used in a game. Once this happened a goal was scored (tying the game 1-1. However,after the linesman notice and brought this to the referee's att...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/22/2015

RE: competetive Adult

John Dizonno of Buffalo Grove, IL Lake asks...

Attacking team has a indirect kick; the player just touches the top of the ball, the ball does not move and the second player kicks the ball into the goal. What is the proper restart?

Goal kick or do they get to do the kick again?...

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Law 15 - Throw In 6/22/2015

RE: Youth to adult, comp and rec.

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

The Canada-Swiss womens' WC game got me wondering about a tactic to stop the thrower from walking the ball down the sideline, as the Swiss were often doing in that game.

We know the defender has to give the thrower 2 yards of space -- but 2 ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/22/2015

RE: Pro Adult

Alex of LaSalle, Illinois United States asks...

I have a question about the Women's world cup game between the U.S and Colombia. At the beginning of the 2nd half, there was a penalty against Colombia in which the goalie was expelled. I watched the play, and i can see that the goalie is going for t...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/21/2015

RE: Junior Under 13

Caleb bragg of Melbourne, Victoria Australia asks...

Is a defender of the goalies team allowed in the box while the goalie is taking the goal kick...

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