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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/11/2009

Jacob Smythe of Cotati, Calif US asks...

A recent game the white team had the ball and a red player comes running in toward the player. She slips on the ground and takes out the white player with the ball. The crowd gives the groan we've heard at sooo many games. I'm still new and called a ...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/9/2009

Mike Tapley of temecula, CA USA asks...

A forward is in an onside position when his team kicks the ball, then he moves beyond the last defender; while the ball is in the air, the opposing defender heads the ball backward to the player who is behind him. Is the forward offside because of th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/9/2009

Ron Hansen of San Jose, CA USA asks...

The video of selected highlights of the Women's College soccer game between BYU v. New Mexico is outraging the nation.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4628040&categoryid=2378529

Do you feel that this video reflects infractions of t...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/5/2009

Sherri Muck of Luther, OK USA asks...

An offensive player is in the offside postion. The ball hits a defender's body and deflects to the offensive player who plays the ball. The defender did not have control. Is the offensive player offsides? Does it make a difference if the defender att...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/4/2009

Dale n of oklahoma city, ok usa asks...

Last night in a college soccer match I saw something I have never seen before. A foul was committed in the penalty area, and the foul was called. The referee placed the ball in the penalty area, and gave the team a direct free kick. For clarity, h...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/2/2009

Derek H. of Vacaville, CA USA asks...

Clarification on a send off situation; I sent off a player (white team) for SFP as result of him violently pushing an attacking player from behind. Foul was in the 30th minute about 15 feet outside of penalty area, middle of field. The fouled player ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/1/2009

Rick Poyner of metairie, louisiana United States asks...

The attacker was one on one with the keeper and dribbling the ball toward the goal. The keeper came forward and sliding in an attempt to play the ball. The attacker kicked the ball to the left and it went past the keeper, untouched by the keeper. T...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/28/2009

Brian Hilliker of Byron Center, MI USA asks...

An attacking player is tripped 20 yards from goal. A foul is called. The player is injured so the coach is called onto the field. The coach is in the process of helping his player off the field. Referee blows whistle to restart game DFK (doesn't ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/27/2009

Kley Parkhurst of Mc Lean, VA USA asks...

Trailing AR signals a ball out of bounds on attacking team near midfield. The leading AR does not mirror signal. The CR does not see the trailing AR's signal, and play continues towards the defenders goal. The next stoppage is a dangerous play by ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/26/2009

Erik of Arlington, TX USA asks...

I am one yellow card away from having to serve a 1 game suspension due to league yellow card accumulation for the fall season. My team ends the season with games against two strong opponents. I really need to be able to play, and be at my best for ...

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