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League Specific 11/19/2017

richard of Sheffield, england asks...

My daughter played a cup game today and were winning 3-2. After 70 mins a player got injured from the opposing team, we waited about 1 hour before the ref abandoned the game
As the injured player was still on the pitch waiting for ambulance due...

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League Specific 11/15/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Although the referee can't order a team to comply, a ref can suggest an outcome as fair play, especially with younger players. You can usually find a player who agrees to comply (i.e. not contest the ball) & notify the other team. If someone violat...

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League Specific 11/15/2017

Master Handley Barça Are The Best of Perth, Western Australia Australia asks...

You know how if a team forfeits a match its recorded as a 3-0 win? What happens if, theoretically, a team wins the first leg 5-0, and then get five red cards in the second leg, and the score in the second leg is currently 0-0. Will the match be recor...

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League Specific 11/1/2017

anon of Los Angeles, CA US asks...

The answers to the question were not AYSO specific, and not completely in sync with how AYSO has implemented the BOL. (E.g., opponents may cross the BOL when the GK is kicked, not when it is in play by leaving the PA.) There is an excellent video of ...

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League Specific 10/26/2017

mark of visalia, ca usa asks...

Their seems to be lots of confusion regardng the new rules and the BOL.

When the gaolie has a goal kick, when can the defenders cross the build out line?

When the goalie kicks the ball, or when the ball leaves the penalty area? ...

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League Specific 10/21/2017

Mark C Konopatzki of Redford, Mi United States asks...

On a play that was ruled a deliberate handball nullifying a goal what is the length of the red card suspension?...

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League Specific 10/15/2017

Gabriel Ramirez of West Windsor, NJ USA asks...

12 minutes to end the game, team A has two coaches carded on the team area. One coach start yelling in a an abusive language. The ball goes out of bounds, I stop the game approach the coach, ask him to stop his behavior. He continues yelling, at this...

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League Specific 10/5/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Having refereed AYSO for about 10 years, I understand the frustration & time pressure that a referee feels. As Referee Dawson mentioned, games are scheduled, one after the other, on the same fields. While there is a little leeway, every minute extr...

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League Specific 10/3/2017

Stewart of San Ramon, CA USA asks...

The recent question on the Built-Out-Line reminded me of a situation I just had in in U10 competitive game. In my game one team was clearly coached to stand at the very edge of the line and as soon as the keeper distributed the ball off to a defender...

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League Specific 10/1/2017

Scott Johnson of Beaverton, OR United States asks...

There was an interesting (and controversial) call in my son's U10 game today. The league is 7v7, bans goalie punts, and uses the build-out line.

Team A shot at Team B's goal, and the shot was saved by Team B's keeper, who took possession of...

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