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High School 3/23/2017

Rick Barns of Birmingham, AL USA asks...

a corner kick was awarded. The corner flag was in an upright vertical position and there was no wind and thereby stationary.

The AR held the top of the flag and pulled/leaned it over the end line and away from the kicker taking the kick. Th...

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High School 3/20/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I am glad that I don't have to ref under the rules for U.S. high school soccer. I have real trouble with a deliberate handling call for a player who covers their privates or their face just as a hard blast is directed their way from a short distance....

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High School 3/19/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA 23456 asks...

The high school season just started, and in one game there were three 'controversial' plays that resulted in PKs or goals (or at least controversial among the parents I was surrounded by). It was a very tough and physical game with a large amount of...

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High School 3/14/2017

Mike of Lebanon, CT USA asks...

Follow up to the scenario in the referenced question. I was doing a JV HS game a year or so ago (dual system..ugh!). I was lead and the attacker had a ball coming into him around the 6. I was well positioned about 4 yds away level with the 6. The ...

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High School 3/11/2017

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis , IN Usa asks...

There's a ball bouncing and a defender tries to clear the ball but there's an attacker close by. As the defender is trying to clear the ball is low on the ground bouncing and when he tries to clear the ball the attacker bows his head and heads the ba...

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High School 3/10/2017

Sal Flores of Ligonier, IN Usa asks...

If there is a ball going in the air close to the penalty box and a player close to the ball is trying to play it and a the keeper comes out as well and gets the ball first by kicking it out but goes through the player as well is that a foul or not? O...

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High School 3/10/2017

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis , IN Usa asks... Is this a foul or not and why or why not?...

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High School 3/8/2017

steve oneal of Eufaula, Alabama USA asks...

Can a referee call half time or ball game. I one team has been awarded a corner kick or free kick before time ran out?...

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High School 3/2/2017

Lionel Heinold of Ephrata, Washington USA asks...

A defender is just inside of the goal area and to the left of the goal with the keeper behind. I am to the left just inside the penalty area with an unobstructed view. A shot is taken from about 30 yards. The defender has their arms at their side. Th...

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High School 2/18/2017

Kenneth of San Diego, CA US asks...

Is there some 'common sense' leniency applied when considering DOGSO for a Keeper? It just seems a little on the extreme side for a red card to be issued for a careless foul especially when it was because of a great play by the attacker to poke the b...

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