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Test Your Laws of the Game Knowledge at ussoccer.com's New Interactive Video Site


Referees, Players, Coaches and Fans Learn About
Referee Decisions with “You Make the Call”

CHICAGO, Ill. (Friday, September 9, 2005) – Referees, players, coaches and soccer aficionados alike can test their referee skills on ussoccer.com’s new interactive video site, “You Make the Call.” The interactive presentation allows young referees to reinforce their knowledge of “The Laws of the Game,” while allowing players, coaches and fans to put themselves in the referee’s place and learn more about the reasoning behind decisions that officials make.

"It's exciting to be able to use interactive technology as a way to help inform and educate those visiting the ‘You Make the Call’ section of our website,” said Julie Ilacqua, U.S. Soccer Managing Director of Referee Programs. “We look forward to providing game clips and scenarios that will be of interest to all who visit ussoccer.com."

To access “You Make the Call,” simply click here or visit ussoccer.com and scroll down to the “Referees” headline box. Once there, participants will view a video clip and read a short explanation of what has occurred. Then, they will choose what they believe is the correct decision by the referee from a list of options.

Upon submitting an answer, players will get a summary of the results, the reason for the decision according to “The Laws of the Game,” and a short explanation of the correct answer, as well as explanations of why the other answers are not correct.

“You Make the Call” is an excellent learning tool for young referees who are still becoming familiar with “The Laws of the Game.” It not only allows young referees to see the foul in real time, as well as replays, it explains the correct decision, as well as why the other options are not correct, specifically citing “The Laws of the Game.”

The new game is also a great venue for players, coaches and fans, because it gives insight into the application of “The Laws of the Game.”

Participants also have the option of signing up to receive e-mail alerts when a new video is posted.

ussoccer.com is the official website of U.S. Soccer, the governing body of soccer in the United States.

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