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 12 | Serious Foul Play

In this week’s Play of the Week we are discussing the subject of Serious Foul Play. The laws of the game describe Serious Foul...

MLS Play of the Week 11 | Unsporting Behaviour (Law 12) and Law 5...

Referees on many occasions are free to use their discretion : the law allows that. When we examine Law 5 (The Referee) it says: Decisions...

MLS Play of the Week 10 | The Other Match Officials -Misconduct in the...

In this week's Play of the Week we are discussing fouls in the penalty area, the problems that referees face and the responsibilities of...

MLS Play of the Week 9 | Advantage

In this week's Play of the Week we are discussing when and when not to apply advantage and examining three advantage situations from the...

MLS Play of the Week 8 | Mass Confrontation & Handball Offences

The VAR is only for major match changing situations and not every decision. It should not interfere with the flow and emotions of the game...

MLS Play of the Week 7 | Handball (Law 12 Fouls and Misconduct) &...

Following the controversial handball penalty kick decision from the Bundesliga game between 05 Mainz and SC Freiburg, when the VAR is used and the...

MLS Play of the Week 6 | Penalty v Simulation, Positioning in and...

In this week's POTW we are discussing a play in which the referee initially gives a yellow card for simulation. This is the player's...

MLS Play of the Week 5 | Offside Interpretation and Position

In this week’s Play of the Week we are looking at Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s amazing debut for LA Galaxy against MLS newcomers Los Angeles FC...

MLS Play of the Week 4 | 2nd Yellow Cards

In this week’s Play of the Week we are focusing on Yellow Cards, in particular second yellow cards. Are there different criteria and thresholds...

MLS Play of the Week 3 | Offside Position – No offence

In last week’s Play of the Week we discussed “Offside Position” where there was an offence. This week we are focusing on “Offside Position”...
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