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Question Number: 6502

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

RE: Adult

jim of cherry hill, nj usa asks...

player in a master's league is cautioned for a second time in a game. Ref sends player off (2nd yellow card). Does the player's team now play one player short? BTW-this is an open sub league. Also, if a player receives simply a red card, his team does play short. Thanks

Answer provided by Referee Keith Contarino

You've answered your own question when you state if a player simply receives a red card his team plays short. A red card is a red card regardless which of the 7 reasons it was issued and the penalties are equally the same.

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Answer provided by Referee Chuck Fleischer

Yup, one opponent is going to be unmarked! You guys have to make do with 10 players. ..Regards,

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Answer provided by Referee Victor Matheson

In all of the leagues in all of the world, only in U.S. high school soccer does a second yellow card not result in playing down a man.

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