Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
What They're Saying
January 19th, 2014 10:29PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED

"If Guzan's going to be silly enough to come rushing out like that on a wet pitch, sliding out. What is Suarez expected to do here? ... If the keeper's going to be that stupid to come running out at that pace when he can't control himself. He's asking for trouble. He's asking problems. Suarez can't be expected to jump over him then just because he's come running out at his feet."

-- English TV pundit and former national team player Alan Shearer takes Luis Suarez's side in the latest British diving debate, ignited by U.S. keeper Brad Guzan's foul on Suarez during Liverpool's 2-2 tie with Aston Villa. (Daily Mail)


1 comment
  1. Allan Lindh
    commented on: January 20, 2014 at 8:01 p.m.
    Yes,that is the strikers perspective. But Suarez pulled up his feet before the possibility of contact, so he was going down irrespective of whether there was a slight touch. So yes, it was a dive. On the other hand, strikers who are forever being chopped down, learn early to pull up their feet to avoid damage to their feet and legs, and that may be what he was doing. It was a very soft call, on that all can agree, and it is a shame that a match was decided by it. The only possible solution I can think of is "video replay." Give each team two challenges, let the fourth official do the review, and the final decision. He can at his discretion consult with the three on-field officials. Would not solve all the problems, but almost certainly would reduce the number of unfortunate "tainted decisions" like this one. I believe in this case video review would have resulted in a decision of no foul, no penalty kick.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS All-Star Game averages 833,000 viewers    
Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game drew 548,000 viewers for Fox Sports 1's first broadcast of the ...
What They're Saying: Hugo Perez    
"I hereby thank the Salvadoran people for their support in regards to the position of national-team ...
ICYMI | MLS: Drogba gets a rock-star greeting in Montreal    
Hundreds of fans turned out to welcome Didier Drogba to Montreal. Philly's new signing, Tranquillo Barnetta, ...
U.S. Abroad: Torres absent from Copa Libertadores final    
After starting both legs of the semifinals, Jose Torres did not play for Mexico's Tigres in ...
MLS honors Rothenberg with legacy award    
MLS founder Alan Rothenberg was named the first recipient of an award that will bear his ...
What They're Saying: Prince Ali    
"[Michel] Platini is not good for FIFA, Football's fans and players deserve better. FIFA is engulfed ...
MLS All-Star Game Takeaways: Kaka carries All-Stars    
Brazilian star Kaka says he grew up and loved watching U.S. all-star games. He finally got ...
ICYMI MLS: Penedo leaves Galaxy, Barnetta goes to Philly    
It looks like Donovan Ricketts could be on his way back to L.A. in the aftermath ...
Video Pick: Lloyd golazo ups goal streak to seven games    
If there is one lesson NWSL opponents should have learned from the Women's World Cup, it's ...
What They're Saying: Abby Wambach    
"I haven't made a decision about the Olympics next summer and I would have to make ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives