Sunday, September 24, 2023
EducationPlay of the Week

Play of the week: RSL vs CLB

This week’s Play of the week with Training & Development Manager Paul Rejer comes from the Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus Crew match.

During the match, Crew’s Frederico Higuain received a second yellow card from referee Silviu Petrescu for an off the ball incident following information received by AR Kevin Duliba.​

Paul explained: “In the clip, play is in the opposite half to where Kevin is operating. However, he does what all the best ARs are trained to do, which is to cover the referee’s back and to scan other areas on the field where potential misconduct may occur, out of the referee’s sight.

Flash Animation“By doing so, he displays all of the criteria that we require from ARs when they assist the referee in this manner. The following C words are prevalent in this instance:

  • Clear view
  • Concentration
  • Cooperation
  • Confidence
  • Courage

“This play displays a superb example of effective Assistant Refereeing at the highest level.”

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