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Law 11 - Offside 5/4/2016

RE: High School

Ray Kohl of Galax, VA USA asks...

In determining offside, is a player in an offside position when standing with one foot on one side of the midfield line and the other foot on the other side of midfield with no defensive player between him and the goal, other than the goalie, when th...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/3/2016

RE: Amateur Adult

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Team A is on the attack and has two players who are clearly offside. Team B defenders are retreating but in line waiting to intercept a pass and trying not to cover the offside players. When the ball is passed, one defender raises his foot as the bal...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 5/3/2016

RE: Rec Under 17

Kevin Bradburn of Fairfax, VA USA asks...

During the game I informed the AR a girl was wearing a nose ring (exposed stud). He said he would look into it at halftime. After half the girl play with a band aid on it. I asked if she took it out he said yes. After the game I asked again he said y...

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Law 1- The Field 5/3/2016

RE: park and rec Under 13

Abigail of watertown, wisconson u.s.a asks...

if you hit the crossbar what will happen/...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/3/2016

RE: Rec and select Under 15

Bruce of Knoxville, Tn USA asks...

a defender was getting ready to clear a very lazy, high bouncing ball in the goal area without any close challenge. just as they began their kick, an offensive player came diving in with their head lowered, back bent down 45degrees and got kicked sl...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/3/2016

RE: Intermediate Under 13

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I'm curious about something Referee McHugh said (that some teams would prefer not having the goal, but having the other team play a person down).

Suppose there's a foul in the box & the referee plays advantage as the ball now dribbles toward...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 5/3/2016

RE: Rec Under 15

Cameron McClellan of Ridgefield, Connecticut US asks...

I am a new referee, my first game is this weekend. I will be riffing young players and will be an assistant. What are the most important things I should remember. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/2/2016

RE: Competitive Under 14

Cary Campbell of Germantown, Tennessee United States asks...

I see this non call frequently in pros and it happened in a youth game yesterday, striker on breakaway, tries to dribble around the keeper running as fast as he can, his touch is too heavy ball goes out of bounds but the keeper takes his legs out, no...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/2/2016

RE: Select Under 16

TODD FOWLER of Wappingers Falls, NY United States asks...

A foul is called in the box, before that player scored a goal. The goal was waved off and the player was awarded a penalty kick. Should the goal have counted and not even had a penalty kick?...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/2/2016

RE: High School Varsity High School

Michael Heath of St. Peters, MO USA asks...

Question about a throw in and offside. I know a player cannot be penalized for being offside on a throw in. I was working a two man system at the high school level and the attacking team had throw in. When the ball was thrown in, it deflected off of ...

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