FC Dallas v Seattle Sounders




SD at 2018-03-19 00:09:47

Great job from the refereeing crew today. They applied strictly the Laws of the Game and use a good dose of interpretation.  Good communication amongst them and no necessary delay.  VAR was useful and used once during the game. It ended by a Red card at the 37’ for Dempsey (SEA).

The referee used his fitness with efficiency and no controversy happened today.

The ARs ran the line well and no big issues raised.

Well done referees and good luck for your next match.

With 5 key injured players for SEA, it hurt the team as well as the RC.

Thank you and stay tuned for the next match on RefCam, check the website for forthcoming matches.


SD at 2018-03-19 00:02:03

Full Time

3-0 for FC Dallas

Final comments will follow shortly…


SD at 2018-03-18 23:58:49

a minimum of 3 minutes added time


SD at 2018-03-18 23:57:41

Yellow CardYC SEA #27 Neagle


SD at 2018-03-18 23:56:03

Only few minutes to the end of the match and a comfortable lead of 3-0 for FC Dallas


SD at 2018-03-18 23:53:09

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SD at 2018-03-18 23:48:32

Sub DAL #9 Colman in and #10 Diaz out.

Sub DAL #11 Mosquera in and #20 out


SD at 2018-03-18 23:45:03

foul by #20 KIM signalled by AR1


SD at 2018-03-18 23:43:47

good sprint by the ref, was not far from play when the contact occured. He is using his fitnes smartly


SD at 2018-03-18 23:42:28

another SEA sub #20 KIM in and #29 Torres out


SD at 2018-03-18 23:37:40

foul by SEA. referee keeps it tight and under control. Like seeing the referee being close to play


SD at 2018-03-18 23:36:38

sub DAL in #19 and out #15


SD at 2018-03-18 23:34:34

Yellow CardYC #18 SEA. Leerdam a lot of pushing on both side. YC is more for UB that the contact itself


SD at 2018-03-18 23:32:22

Sub SEA #16 in and #70 out


SD at 2018-03-18 23:31:48

GOAL! nice goal for DAL #20 Lamah. now 3-0


SD at 2018-03-18 23:27:26

GOAL! DAL#37, 12 goals for Urruti last season


SD at 2018-03-18 23:26:28

clear foul by DAL, slide tackle with contact


SD at 2018-03-18 23:23:52

FK for SEA. well defended


SD at 2018-03-18 23:22:16

Referee Penso urging the DAL GK for a potential time waisting. Good!


SD at 2018-03-18 23:21:08

AR1 intervene on small pushing over a Throw-in. good preventive refereeing so it does not get out of hands


SD at 2018-03-18 23:19:57

sub SEA off#19   in #27 Neagle


SD at 2018-03-18 23:18:00

another great opportunity for DAL, breakaway became a 3v3. nice shot


SD at 2018-03-18 23:16:45

FK for SEA mid field


SD at 2018-03-18 23:15:19

offside by AR1. clearly offside running from behind the defender


SD at 2018-03-18 23:13:23

Ball rolling for the Second half


SD at 2018-03-18 23:06:33

A great half to watch. DAL started strong but SEA picked up the pace and at the end of the HT, SEA had more ball possession %. The big moment was the RC to DEMPSEY caught by VAR. But not so cool that he applauded the referee while receiving the RC.

SEA is one men short for the rest of the game, so we shall see more attacking play for DAL.



SD at 2018-03-18 23:01:39

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Insight on the laws of the game


SD at 2018-03-18 22:57:54

Half Time


SD at 2018-03-18 22:56:32

Yellow CardYC SEA #4 hard tackle from behind on DAL


SD at 2018-03-18 22:54:55

minimum 3 added minutes to the first half


SD at 2018-03-18 22:52:55

close no call on offside by AR2 and then a second offside no call when the ball is partly stopped by the SEA GK. a great chance to score for DAL


SD at 2018-03-18 22:50:35

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) made its official debut on August 5th, 2017. Today again, we have a situation requiring the TV replay & consultation on the screen to get an accurate call. As a reminder, review is possible only on the 4 specific aspects (red cards, penalty quick, goal or mistaken identity).


SD at 2018-03-18 22:47:32

Red CardVAR referee Penso is red carding DEMPSEY. it is not an elbow but more a hand/arm strongly hitting DAL#15


SD at 2018-03-18 22:44:55

delay in the match!  Referee holding the game for a TV review


SD at 2018-03-18 22:43:30

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SD at 2018-03-18 22:39:22

nice touch, nice shot by Diaz DAL#10 after being just unbalanced by SEA defender


SD at 2018-03-18 22:36:50

good to see AR2 running and following the ball all the way to the GK…good technique


SD at 2018-03-18 22:35:17

possible offside at 26′ but flag stayed down for AR2


SD at 2018-03-18 22:33:11

So far, DAL is dominating and have more ball possession.

Foul by DAL 21 air contact a bit unbalance


SD at 2018-03-18 22:30:58

offside by AR2


SD at 2018-03-18 22:29:15

GOAL!GOAL by DAL #20 he was left alone. nice goal celebration by DAL players! 1-0


SD at 2018-03-18 22:25:36

passing by SEA is a bit weak at the moment. nothing to woory about for DAL so far


SD at 2018-03-18 22:23:38

a bit of pushing by SEA defender just outisde the penalty area but the referee is at the right position and good to assess the ball fighting


SD at 2018-03-18 22:21:55

referee Penso seems calm but needs a bit more anticipation again on a breakaway and transition of possession from SEA to DAL


SD at 2018-03-18 22:20:15

foul by DAL 6 strong front tackle, a clear foul. correct


SD at 2018-03-18 22:17:57

Foul by SEA 70, correct FK for DAL


SD at 2018-03-18 22:15:54

flag up by AR2 but went down when SEA GK caught the ball


SD at 2018-03-18 22:15:08

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SD at 2018-03-18 22:13:34

Good start, warm day in Texas! Referee is reacting to the play….we need to see more anticipation for a better positioning


SD at 2018-03-18 22:08:43

Kick-off, Game on! SEA have few injured players and DAL will try to take advantage of this.

SD at 2018-03-18 22:03:44


FC Dallas Seattle Sounders FC
37 F Maximiliano Urruti 2 F Clint Dempsey
14 G Jimmy Maurer 24 G Stefan Frei
2 D Reggie Cannon 18 D Kelvin Leerdam
24 D Matt Hedges 29 D Román Torres
3 D Reto Ziegler 14 D Chad Marshall
6 D Anton Nedyalkov 5 D Nouhou Tolo
7 M Carlos Gruezo 4 M Gustav Svensson
15 M Jacori Hayes 7 M Cristian Roldan
21 M Michael Barrios 19 M Harry Shipp

SD at 2018-03-18 22:00:42

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SD at 2018-03-18 21:57:56

Referee: Christopher Penso
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Hosking, Apolinar Mariscal
4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
VAR: Kevin Stott

It is Penso’s second game of the season. The 2 brothers’ Mariscal are on the game today. Kevin Stott is also an experienced referee and capable of offering a great support to the team as VAR. Wishing the best for the referee’s crew.


SD at 2018-03-18 21:54:45

FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders FC
2018 MLS Regular Season – Week 3
Toyota Stadium – Frisco
5:00 pm ET – March 18, 2018

Welcome to today’s RefCam coverage of the match, minute by minute commentary from the referee’s perspective is about to follow.

All the best to the referees’ team! We hope they do a fine job on the field today.

Good luck to both teams, so the best team win!