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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/2/2015

RE: Rec Adult

Mitch of Ottawa, ON Canada asks...


What happens at a PK when after the whistle is blown the kicker (who previously identified as the kicker) does not take the kick? What is the call and the restart?

In the same kind of category, what happens at a kick-off afte...

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Mechanics 7/1/2015

RE: Competitive Under 11

Brian Duddy of Fremont, CA USA asks...

Suppose the referee decides to award a goal at the very end of the first half, then blows for halftime before allowing a kickoff. During halftime, for whatever reason, the referee reconsiders his decision, and decides that the goal should not have be...

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Other 7/1/2015

Brad Heers of Plymouth, Michigan United States asks...

Not a question, but a suggestion for the site--I love the acronyms section; it definitely helped me get things sorted out more quickly.

One that I noticed is missing but which is regularly used in discussions is KFTPM. This would be good ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/1/2015

RE: Rec / Select Under 15

Brad Heers of Plymouth, Michigan United States asks...

A quote from the AP on FIFA Women's Semi-final between US and Germany.

'Shortly thereafter, Annike Krahn got a yellow card for fouling Morgan in the box, but replays showed it occurred just outside. '

The play in question happens ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/1/2015

RE: Rec, Select Under 12

Jay LaFountain of Coldwater, MI USA asks...

This is a question about the USWNT game vs. Germany.

Alex Morgan drove towards the penalty area and then jumped at another player. They made contact outside the area, and then the contact finished inside the area.

The referee calle...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/1/2015

RE: Intermediate Under 13

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I notice that referee Dawson mentions a slide tackle with a single leg. Suppose the tackle is with 2 legs (sort of like a baseball player sliding into base with one leg on top of the other), where the defender gets the ball & the legs are kept down ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/30/2015

RE: competitive High School

vince baldino of bellmawr, nj usa asks...

team A only has one coach The coach clearly taunts the you the referee what do you do...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 6/29/2015

RE: Rec Adult

Jerry Slota of shelby , mi USA asks...

is there a reason to put the ball on the six yard line except for a goal kick? ...

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Law 17 - Corner Kick 6/29/2015

RE: U17 competitive High School

Matt of Malta, NY United States asks...

I have a question involving the proper restart of a corner kick. Team wins a corner. 2 players walk out to the ball. One quickly steps on the ball and runs away towards the goal. Player 2 waits about 10 seconds and then starts dribbling the ball ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/29/2015

Derrek of Appleton, WI United States asks...

How long do you take back an advantage call? Is it like 3-4 seconds usually or what is the general rule? ...

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