US Soccer DOGSO Position Paper May 28, 2021


A new position paper on “Denying a goal or obvious goal scoring opportunity” has been added to the US Soccer Learning Center Resource Tab. The document is also added to the FLSRC library documents section.

This paper clarifies that a send-off (Red Card) is warranted when a goalkeeper commits a foul outside of the penalty area and the goal is unprotected. In recent high-profile games, referees have been penalizing with a caution (Yellow Card) for SPA.  Click here for the document.

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