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MLS Should Test Video Replay
Fox Soccer Channel, November 29th, 2006 4:37PM

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Major League Soccer is the perfect testing ground for video replay, writes Jamie Trecker of Fox Soccer. He says sports fans in the States are used to video replay in football, hockey and basketball, and they're also used to frequent game stoppages. After all, America is the home of the breakaway penalty kick, introduced in the North American Soccer League in the early seventies. That experiment may have ultimately proven to be a failure, but it shows how America is the perfect place to try things out. After all, says Trecker, a reversal of decision in a game between the Red Bulls and the Revolution wouldn't be greeted with the nearly the same passion as a game between Manchester United and Chelsea. It's worth noting that coaches and match officials across Europe have all voiced their support for implementing replays in the game. Soccer is a big money game, and points are crucial; poor decisions that result in relegation or being bumped out of tournament can ultimately cost clubs mi llions and players and managers their jobs. Poor officiating makes headlines week-in-week-outâ¬"the past two World Cups were particularly marred by poor decisions. Trecker says it's up to MLS executives Don Garber and Ivan Gazidis to write a letter to FIFA offering up their league as an experiment for introducing the technology. Exactly how it would be implemented is no doubt a forum for discussion. Even so, FIFA President Sepp Blatter might reject such a proposal. He's shown in the past that he's against disempowering match officials through video technology, but for MLS it's certainly worth a try: if the proposal were accepted, it would no doubt gain the league more notoriety in Europe. Read the original story...


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