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Janel of Lititz, PA United States asks...

Are noise makers (cow bells, etc.) permitted to use for cheering at games?...

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Character, Attitude and Control 4/29/2023

bob of new york, ny usa asks...

If teams do a handshake line, could a referee prevent any players/coaches from being in the line if they think a conflict will occur?

I had a game where I had to caution both coaches for getting into an argument between the benches. When t...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 4/10/2023

Robert Acosta of LAKE FOREST, CA United States asks...

A player was noticed without shin guards during the warm up. The referee told him to get his shin guards before the start of the game. During the game, the same player scored a goal. Right before the kick off, the AR notified the referee that the pl...

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High School 4/3/2023

Ryan Brenneman of Charlotte , NC USA asks...

Is this DOGSO? Denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity

4a NC high school conference game. My team is in black. My striker gets an over the top pass that catches the opposing team out of place. She controls it and it is off to the races...

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High School 3/17/2023

DAVID LAZOr of LEESBURG, VA United States asks...

In a high school soccer game my player scored a goal and in his celebration steps off the field, 1 or 3 yards off. The referee gives him a yellow card for not getting permission to leave the field. I have never heard of this rule. ...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 3/11/2023

Ben of Merrimack, New Hampshire United States asks...

When throwing the ball into play from a throw in can your foot be on the line? I’m not sure if your foot can be on the line and it gets called or if your foot has to be completely onto the field....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/19/2023

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

Saturday Feb 2 game Everton / Leeds in about the 86 minute the Leeds defender makes a play at the ball and the ball hits his foot and goes directly to the Keeper. The Keeper collects the ball using his hands. The referee did not call this as an offen...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/11/2023

Andrew McAllister of North Bend, Washington United States asks...

In a throw-in.
After the game, both coaches informed me that a player from the opposing team had punched the hurt player. The opposing team member that hit the attacking player had been pushed by the attacking player before this happened.

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League Specific 2/10/2023

DAVID LOVETT of ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL United States asks...

I have tried to find an answer to this but to no avail so I am coming to the experts. Here it is. In a 9U game where "deliberate" heading is not allowed, can a goal be scored by an non-deliberate header. Here is the situation. Attacking p...

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High School 2/8/2023

Jeff of Portland, OR USA asks...

Had a situation in a game where an attacker lost a fair shoulder challenge vs. opponent and opponent got possession while the attacker fell down. Attacker got up gunning for the player and did what I call a "payback" tackle sliding from behind at him...

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