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10/15/2018

James of Bakersfield, CA United States asks...

My question is in relation to the offside call when a ball is played through to an attacker who is in an offside position.. When should the flag be raised?

I've heard varying degrees of opinion on this over the last couple of years, and fou...

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10/15/2018

Iain Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

What constitutes possession by the goalkeeper....

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10/15/2018

Matthew Stone of Cameron Park, CA USA asks...

Just curious if anyone has experienced this before. I made a call per rule 12 regarding impeding and wondering if I may have been a little too quick in calling. Blue Player A (defender) gets ball and travelling towards his own goal to reset play, a...

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10/15/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Panelist Jason Wright says, 'Generally speaking, I'm with you. I think this is bordering on 'tactical advice', like telling a PIOP not to play the ball.'

I think we can learn from the way other sports are officiated: ice hockey, for example....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/14/2018

Paul of Sonoma, CA USA asks...

If a foul is called in the penalty area in a 9v9 match. Is it a PK from the spot? We had a referee who called a direct kick inside the box say it was not a PK...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/14/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

'deliberately kicked to the goalkeeper by a teammate.'

There was some discussion about this at a ref meeting last year. I'll give you some scenarios and see what you think about them:

1.) A defender is on the ground in the penalty a...

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Mechanics 10/14/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA USA asks...

Referee Jason Wright says 'they can ask the ref (most referees will answer'. I think I would answer a question about GK picking up the ball - a quick 'ok hands' or 'no hands', with some hand or head motions as well.

But would you give a GK ...

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Mechanics 10/14/2018

Ryan Brenneman of CHarlotte, NC USA asks...

Game today with my kids U15 club team. Referee called a foul out side the 18. Other team tries a quick kick. There was some issue immediately and he blew the whistle and brought the ball back. He then allowed the team to quick kick it again. My thoug...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/13/2018

Brian Kerrigan of Brooklyn, NY 11231 asks...

A defender and an attacker are racing back for a through ball. The defender gets to the ball first and makes a clear attempt to kick the ball (kicked very hard) out over the by-line. The kick accidentally goes toward the keeper who then handles it. T...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/12/2018

Ryan Brenneman of Charlotte , North Carolina USA asks...

Team is playing four defenders. Right inside D stops a long played ball. The offensive player who played it long is closing quickly. Player looks left and plays a slightly negative ball across the inside of the 18. Goalie takes 3 steps forward from h...

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