Week in review #26: September 2

With only four MLS matches played last weekend this week’s report is short. However, there is a good reminder for why you always cover passes back to the goalkeeper and what do you do with players that come back to the ball from an offside position.  Most of you answered last week’s What Would You Do? incorrectly, so check the answer and then vote for the best Call of the Week.

Coming Back to the Ball

Attackers that come back to
the ball from an offside
position create a special
challenge for assistant
referees.  Especially since
when the flag is raised the
attacker has defenders
behind him and is facing
his own goal.  Most players,
coaches and fans are
confused because they were
not paying attention to where
the attacker was at the
moment of the pass.

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