DC United v NY Red Bulls


AH at 2016-08-21 20:59:03

Thanks for for tuning in – and bye for now.

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AH at 2016-08-21 20:58:11

I am sorry all – but it looks like this delay means that our coverage of this evening’s MLS will have to be curtailed.  Join us next week when we have 3 more Premier League games lined up for you over next weekend:

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool 27th Aug, 12:30PM

West Bromwich Albion v Middlesbrough 28th Aug, 1:30PM

Manchester City v West Ham United 28th Aug, 4:00PM

A full list of forthcoming RefCam games is always available at:  http://you-are-the-ref.com/ref-cam/

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AH at 2016-08-21 20:53:45

Here at You Are The Ref we are pleased to see Stuart Atwell on Premiership duty at the Swansea v Hull City game and we wish him every success this season.

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AH at 2016-08-21 20:50:31

D C United have commented @dcunited – welcome to out house of rain !!!!!

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AH at 2016-08-21 20:48:55

I’m afraid we still have no update from the MLS on any scheduled restart …….

AH at 2016-08-21 20:44:45

Perhaps the most interesting debating point was MIke Dean’s decision to apply law with regard to holding offences.  He is undoubtably correct in law, but the players need and expect consistency from all match officials, so will his colleagues follow suit?

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AH at 2016-08-21 20:41:47

We also are firm in our thinking that Chelsea’s Costa was fortunate to remain on the field of play having committed 2 cautionable offences, and then rubs salt in the wounds by scoring the winning goal

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AH at 2016-08-21 20:39:07

If you had the opportunity to follow the Leicester v Arsenal game, do you share our opinion that Mark Clattenburg missed a clear penalty – let us know what you think – contact us via our Twitter page @youaretheref , it’s great to have you input, so let us know what you are thinking,

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AH at 2016-08-21 20:31:02

Alternatively visit http://you-are-the-ref.com/videos/ and view our topical Ref Show coverage, which discusses the major talking points from the first round of Premiership matches …..

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AH at 2016-08-21 20:28:14

You may wish to view our recent News items at http://you-are-the-ref.com/category/news/ – which includes some interesting articles on referee’s pay from Keith Hackett and guest columnist Alan Brasil


AH at 2016-08-21 20:22:18

The issue here is that the length of the delay cannot be judged accurately, so this gives us a chance to discuss some of the current refereeing issues of the day …..


AH at 2016-08-21 20:20:15

Well here is a first for me during my RefCam coverage – thunder threatening the safety of the players and the referee has no choice but to bring the players off


AH at 2016-08-21 20:18:14

2 penal offences in quick succession, the referee needs to keep focused in these early exchanges


AH at 2016-08-21 20:14:14

A clear and confident offside signal by Assistant Frank Anderson to start his game off in positive fashion


AH at 2016-08-21 20:11:52

The referee certainly cuts an impressive physical figure, will his positioning and movement be as impressive ?


AH at 2016-08-21 20:08:56

Here we go – good luck to the match officials ….

Pre Match

AH at 2016-08-21 20:03:04

Don’t forget to contact us via our Twitter page @youaretheref , it’s great to have you input, so let us know what you are thinking as the game progresses.

Pre Match

AH at 2016-08-21 20:00:32

Our referee for this game is Ismail Elfath, supported by Assistant Referees Frank Anderson and the wonderfully named Kermit Quisenberry.  The 4th official is the well respected Mark Geiger, who is well known following his commendable performances throughout the 2014 World Cup

Pre Match

AH at 2016-08-21 19:57:28

The key man to watch in this game is NY Red Bulls Bradley Wright-Phillips who has an impressive goal tally of 14 this season, and is well known to UK Based veiwers

AH at 2016-08-21 19:52:42

Our Ref Cam coverage so far this weekend featured Mark Clattenburg produced a most un Clattenburg like performance with a performance described, accurately , as ‘rusty’ by the experts here at You Are The Ref as he uncharacteristically failed to award a clear penalty kick.

Pre Match

AH at 2016-08-21 19:49:28

Welcome to our continued coverage of the MLS as DC United take on NY Red Bulls from the RFK Stadium in Washington DC