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Law 5 - The Referee 10/29/2013

Brendan of Folsom, CA US asks...

Most often, I referee the younger ages. My question can apply for any age range though. I probably have about 25 games in as a ref.

Is it OK if I, as a center ref, prevent a foul from occurring by using my voice to tell the player important...

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Character, Attitude and Control 10/29/2013

Brent of Frisco, TX USA asks...

I feel I was illegally red carded in a game where a female linesman overruled the head ref's call of awarding my team a penalty kick.

I was dribbling down the far right side of the penalty area when a defender along the goal side of me on my...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/29/2013

Eric Nielsen of Bakersfield, California United States asks...

With respect to the ball being 'kicked and moves', prior responses have indicated that while a tap on the side of the ball may be considered a kick, a tap on the top does not constitute a kick. How do we judge a player placing the sole of the foot o...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 10/28/2013

Antonio Ortiz of Sacramento, CA USA asks...

PENALTY KICK IS TAKEN, BALL BOUNCES OF THE GOAL POST AND KICKER KICKS BALL INTO GOAL. GOAL IS AWARDED. OPPOSING COACH ARGUES THAT PK KICKER COULD NOT TOUCH THE BALL A SECOND TIME IF NO ONE ELSE HAD TOUCHED IT. THERE IS A 50/50 SPLIT ON WHAT IT THE ...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/28/2013

BGK of Tulsa, Oklahoma USA asks...

We just had a game where there were a bunch of players around our goal. The side ref called offsides after the opposing team scored, but after conferring with the main ref for a few minutes the main ref said the goal was good. When asked for an expla...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/27/2013

SK of Salem, NH United States asks...

I see this happen all the time:

A player has his back to the field and is trying to control the ball, a defender approaches from behind, quickly, unbeknownst (apparently) to the player trying to control the ball. The player trying to contro...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/27/2013

Glenn Townsend of Montgomery, Alabama USA asks...

A ref blows the play dead on a foul by team 1. Fouled player on team 2 retaliates after the whistle and is ejected with a red card. Which team gets the ball on the restart?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/26/2013

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Suppose a Defender kicks the ball to the GK inside the penalty area & near the goal, but an attacker goes for the ball & has a good chance to score. The GK dives both at the ball & the legs of the attacker, tripping the attacker, but getting the bal...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/25/2013

Carl of phoenix, az us asks...

I was called for a foul in the penalty area, which of course resulted in a pk. Here was the.situation. I was defending in the penalty area. I was facing my goal as the.ball was.bouncing. I attemempted.to clear the ball to one side. As the ball was.b...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/25/2013

William of Dallas, TX United States asks...

I'm tired of being accused of being a 'racist' by foreign/ other ethnicity players! (I'm white male). Is there anything OTHER than having a thick skin I can do about this?...

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