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High School 5/21/2018

bob of los angeles, ca usa asks...

I am aware that sunglasses are not a part of the uniform and are generally frowned upon wearing as a referee. People generally assume that a hat serves the same function as the glasses, to cut down on sun/glare and that sunglasses may impair vision (...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/21/2018

Eric Baughman of Mansfield, Connecticut United States asks...

Offside question - attacker with speed takes a shot which is rebounded. His momentum carries him off the field over the goal line. Goalie and a defender are standing on the goal line. The ball is shot again (while attacker is still off field) and reb...

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Mechanics 5/20/2018

mary ramirez-de-arellano of damascus, maryland USA asks...

I have watched many people play soccer and I have refereed it for 8 years. I have never played it.

I did get an E license in coaching but decided I preferred refereeing for a few reasons. I would like to know more about soccer from the coa...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/20/2018

mary ramirez-de-arellano of damascus, maryland USA asks...

In the book 'Preventive Officiating by Randy Vogt' I just read the following:

'Even though players cannot be offside from a goal kick, offside could possibly be called if a teammate receives the ball directly from the goalkeeper's dis...

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Mechanics 5/19/2018

Max of Maple Grove9, Minnesota USA asks...

Hey all,

Just got back from a 19 year old girls game as an AR.
The center ref had a more laid back style of letting the players set the tone and only calling the fouls where someone would get pushed down. Unfortunately, most of the fouls...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 5/19/2018

Francis of ESSEX, United Kingdom asks...

I was the defender, an opponent was picked offside by the Assistant Referee(5 yards offside). On seeing the offside flag raised in front of me,(being close to the line), I left the ball for my left back to take the spot kick and walked away.
The ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 5/18/2018

Lilly of Menlo Park, California America asks...

So I broke my finger and I have a metal splint. I have a soccer tournament this weekend and I was wondering if I can play with the splint on and wrap it up....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/16/2018

Keith of Las Vegas, NV USA asks...

Mike Dean gave a YC for GK handling just outside the PA on a lobbed shot by Middlesboro vs Aston Villa in Premier League promiton semi-final. I know its a judgment call on if the other defender could get back in time had he not handled it to be cons...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 5/16/2018

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Red attacker is fouled (shirt tug) as he enters the box by the 18. Just when attacker seems to lose his footing, CR blows play dead. Somehow, attacker regains his composure right after the whistle and scores.

I know the play is dead since wh...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/15/2018

Dave of Maroochydore, Qld Australia asks...

1. Can a referee be substituted at half time, even if he is not injured? We had an incident last week where the person that refereed the first half decided at half time that he could no longer continue in the second half because he felt the match wa...

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