MLS Play Of The Week

Former Training and Development Manager for PRO Paul Rejer has brought his popular MLS feature Play Of The Week to The Ref Online. Looking back at a specific play every week in the MLS, Paul analyses why the referee came to his decision, right or wrong, and explains the law in detail.

MLS Play of the Week 23 | Offside – Interfering with an Opponent

In this week’s Play of the Week we are again discussing one of the three Offside offenses namely, “Interfering with an Opponent”. Firstly, let’s examine...

MLS Play of the Week 22 | Serious Foul Play – Messages from players

In this week’s Play of the Week we are discussing Serious Foul Play. Firstly, let’s remind ourselves of the Law (12): Serious foul play A tackle...

MLS Play of the Week 21 | Persistent Offences & Advantage

I am often asked how many fouls is “persistent”. The IFAB Laws of the Game (Law 12 Fouls and Misconduct) state: Cautionable offences A player is...

MLS Play of the Week 20 | Technical Area Management

In this week's Play of the Week we are discussing Technical Area Management and the duties of the 4th Official and Referee in dealing...

MLS Play of the Week 19 | Offside Position & VAR

For many years now Assistant Referees have been trained to give the benefit of the doubt to the attacker when judging close offside decisions....

MLS Play of the Week 18 | Pushing in the penalty area

One of the biggest and most topical issues in the game is the amount of pushing and holding in the penalty area from free...

MLS Play of the Week 17 | Offside – Interfering with an opponent

In this week’s Play of the Week we are discussing one of the three Offside offenses namely, “Interfering with an opponent” and specifically "Obstructing...

MLS Play of the Week 16 | VAR Consequences & Misconceptions

In this week's Play of the Week we are focusing on VAR and looking at the potential consequences and misconceptions of its use. While...

MLS Play of the Week 15 | Violent Conduct – Contact to the face

As a follow up to Play of the Week 13 when we discussed Violent Conduct off the ball and out of sight of the...

MLS Play of the Week 14 | Dissent

In this week's Play of the Week we are discussing Dissent. All referees have a responsibility to deal with dissent. If referees at the...
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