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Mechanics 11/15/2015

Randall of Orlando, FL United States asks...

After reading many of the thoughtful questions and responses on this site,I'm left wondering about 2 recent situations I encountered:

1. At a U9 game, a parent entered the FOP to adjust the GK's pinny while the ball was out for a goal kick. ...

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Mechanics 11/14/2015

Dave Erwin of Newington, Connecticut United States asks...

I have had the situation in which at the start of a half one team is out on the field, The Referees are in position but the second playing team is still at the bench getting final instructions. I am somewhat patient but after the opponent and my cre...

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Other 11/14/2015

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Mea culpa. I must be a very slow learner. Referee Dawson asked for question numbers which reflected my [mis]understanding. Well, I found 2 questions that 'I' asked, both of which are consistent with your current answers.

Question Number: ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/14/2015

Aaron of Houston, TX United States asks...

Is a headkick, deliberate or not, an automatic red card?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/13/2015

Duncan Mitchell of Ipswich, QLD Australia asks...

Attacker passes the ball to a team mate in an offside position, the linesman immediately raises his flag, BUT the ball hits a defender on the leg and the passer of the ball recollects it, The defence stops because the flag has been raised, the attack...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/13/2015

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I watched the video that was suggested by referee Joe McHugh & have one question about it. Regarding the issue of interference vs. interception on a quick free kick, the video stated that forward movement + contact with the ball by a defender who wa...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/12/2015

Rico Luna of La Habra, CA Orange asks...

Ok, here it goes.

During my game, a attacker takes a shot to which the keeper saves. Everyone starts running towards the half way line as the keeper has been kicking the balls fairly far during the first half(due to the wind).
Well this...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/12/2015

Alain D of Victoria, BC Canada asks...

Team A takes a quick free kick. A player from Team B comes from behind at a lightning speed, which surprised everybody including me, and intercepts the pass at about 2-3 yards from where the ball was at the kick. I let the play continue because it wa...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/11/2015

SV Parent of Sierra Vista, AZ USA asks...

If a player is sprinting towards goal, has past midfielders and has 3 defenders converging on him coming into the box. The offensive player is elbowed and pushed resulting in a half slide half fall while kicking ball and goalie is charging ball. If o...

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Law 17 - Corner Kick 11/11/2015

Rico Luna of La Habra, CA Orange asks...

Good evening,
So this is how the double touch happened.
The corner trick play unfolded as follows:

The ball goes out on the left side of the goal so the corner is taken on my side of the field. I position myself near the penalty arc...

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