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The Definitive Angle: NWSL Week 7

The Definitive Angle is PRO’s analysis of the week’s Video Review use in NWSL.

Week 7 overview
There was one Video Review during Week 7. 

LOU vs CHI: Review for penalty kick (foul challenge) – not given

What happened: Ary Borges (LOU) went down in the penalty area after a challenge by Cari Roccaro (CHI). The referee did not identify an offense in real-time and awarded a goal kick.

When the VAR checked the footage of the incident, he saw that Roccaro kicked the right foot of Borges and tripped the attacker, causing her to fall.

The VAR recommended an on-field review for a possible penalty, and the referee agreed and awarded the penalty kick.

On-field decision: Goal kick.
Type of review: Penalty kick.
Final decision after review: Penalty.
Length of review: 1:50.

PRO’s Opinion: This was a good, efficient use of the Video Review system to rectify a clear and obvious error.

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