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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/9/2017

Jack Porcello of Abington, MA USA asks...

After scoring a goal in a close game, the attacking player enters the goal to retrieve the ball. There is contact with the keeper who is also trying to get the ball. Both players are vying for possession of the ball. The keeper was cautioned for dela...

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High School 9/8/2017

Jeff of Baldwin, MD USA asks...

Is there a standard rule that says a high school player must come out after receiving yellow card?

Or is that left up to Conference rules?...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/27/2017

Richard Duncan of Frostburg, MD usa asks...

I had a colleague explain his version of an offside call. Tell me what you think. A player (1) is in an offside position as player (2) passes the ball to an onside team mate (3) who dribbles the ball beyond player (1) without being challenged or los...

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High School 8/26/2017

John Brown of Glen Mills, PA USA asks...

As a center ref if a parent or coach commits an action(such as yelling obscene language) that warrants being thrown out of the game and is thrown out of the game but refuses to leave what should be done? Is the game declared a forfeit and given to t...

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High School 8/16/2017

Frances McDaniel of Shady Spring, West Virginia United States asks...

What should a official do if a player is on the field and has an earring taped. Get her off the field? I think it should be as soon as the official sees it.

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League Specific 8/10/2017

john of new orleans, la usa asks...

Say you have what was a pretty heated match (as most boys/men's high skill level games over age 14 or so are) with a number of yellow cards, possible ejections, confrontations, etc.

What is the referee's jurisdiction to completely prevent a ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 8/9/2017

Robert Belk of Bethesda, MD United States asks...

Under NHSF rules, a rolled bandana, knotted behind the head with the ends flapping in the breeze is considered as ornamentation and is not allowed.

What is the USSF position on this? Based on the USSF position that anything out of the ordin...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/9/2017

Jack Smith of Manteca, CA US asks...

Debated question. When a player is ejected from the game, can they return to the field, at the end of the game, for post-game handshakes. Due to the ejection, is not the player ineligible to return to the field, for any game related item.


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League Specific 8/6/2017

john of new orleans, la usa asks...

Wanted to write a follow up response to the refs for this question I wrote

Mr. Grove: Yes, you are correct that there is a few year grace period, and that there are cheaper options, brands, and models. My point was more the overall message t...

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High School 8/6/2017

Larry Kap of Middletown, PA USA asks...

After overtime and during kicks from the mark to decide a winner, does a goal that a player scores count towards his career goals scored? ...

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