LA Galaxy v Seattle Sounders – MLS

LA Galaxy v Seattle Sounders – MLS

Commentary By: Ref Cam Team

FINAL SCORE: 3 - 1


RCT at 2015-08-09 23:05:32
Thanks for tuning in – and see you again soon for further RefCam coverage …

RCT at 2015-08-09 23:04:17
An obect lesson in lower intervention, high impact …..

RCT at 2015-08-09 23:03:07
Full Time It was a very strange game, very little for the officials to fo, but what they did, they did well ….  

92+2 RCT at 2015-08-09 23:01:07
That timid shot sums up Seattle’s performance as the final whistle sounds 3-1 to LA gaxaly  

RCT at 2015-08-09 22:51:41
Referee Marrufo maintaining his standards with the correct award of a penal offence close to the half-way line

80 RCT at 2015-08-09 22:47:42
I keep repeating – focus, focus and go  onto a new level of involvement if needs be in the last 10 minutes …..

RCT at 2015-08-09 22:39:48
good movement by the referee as Galaxy developed a promising attack

70 RCT at 2015-08-09 22:37:03
Just one quarter of the game remaining, so far absolute no concern at all with the standard of officiating, let’s hope for the final 20 minutes goes as well.   Let us know your thoughts by contacting us on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com  

63 RCT at 2015-08-09 22:32:19
GOAL! 3 -1 goodnight Vienna – a great decision as he was NOT offside  in the build up  

61 RCT at 2015-08-09 22:31:00
Yellow CardHe’s had an interesting start tp the game has Oneil Fisher – another totally justified refereeing decision

60 RCT at 2015-08-09 22:28:57
Sub for the Sounders, trying to liven things up I guess with the introduction if Fisher

55 RCT at 2015-08-09 22:22:30
The referee’s patrol path has become a little central – let’s see if this affects his decision making..

48 RCT at 2015-08-09 22:19:03
Commendable offside decision by Felisha Mariscal

47 RCT at 2015-08-09 22:15:19
GOAL! Keane scores – and that could be game, set and match to LA

46 RCT at 2015-08-09 22:14:23
2nd half underway, base upon the balance of play, LA have to be favourites to take the win ,…

RCT at 2015-08-09 22:11:05
Half Time The concencus here at You Are The Ref is that the Norwich goal should have been allowed

RCT at 2015-08-09 22:08:59
What’s your opinion on the weekend’s refereeing decisions too far,  what was your opinion of Simon Hooper’s decision to disallow Norwich’s Cameron goal for dangerous play ….  

RCT at 2015-08-09 22:07:40
Half Time The referee has been backed by some solid officiating by the assistant referees, AN appropriate low-profile in assisting to control the game

RCT at 2015-08-09 22:05:20
Half Time the refereeing team must be very pleased so far without the game has gone. Just 1 yellow card, 1 correctly disallowed goal for offside and only 8 penal offences in the game, so far so good

RCT at 2015-08-09 22:00:04
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Half Time RCT at 2015-08-09 21:59:07
Half Time   So ,nothing to shout home about, it’s all very routine with the referee just issuing one, justified yellow card.

45+1 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:56:26
LA deserve something before half time

42 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:53:38
Last couple – keep going, keep going …..

38 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:49:12
Yellow CardFirieberg can have no complaints  – good solid decision, the first real chance that the referee has had to assert his authority …  

33 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:44:11
Any intent by dos santos in this case, I don’t think so …..

30 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:41:04
Good decision to disallow the goal for offside, a great display of keeping focussed by Corey Rockwell …

27 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:37:11
Only 4 fouls so far …….. focus, focus, focus ……

20 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:29:06
What’s your opinion of the standard of football this season on the MLS – there is no doubt it is improving and that the officiating has improved in line with this improvement. Let us know your thoughts by contacting us on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com

16 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:25:30
Jair Marrufo more than happy to keep out of proceedings at the moment, don’t get involved unless you have to. Good, low profile involvement.

15 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:24:04
Spuriuos offside appeals by the Sounders defence, a great decision by Felisha Mmariscal to allow the goal

14 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:22:57
GOAL! Equaliserf  for LA – Zardes with the goal ….

6 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:17:03
Penal offence indicated by Corey Rockwell, but was his indication ‘over the top’ ?

5 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:15:12
Great positioning to judge the penal offence in the penalty area …..

RCT at 2015-08-09 21:11:55
GOAL! 0-1 an early goal to Seattle, that’s set the game up nicely …..

1 RCT at 2015-08-09 21:09:56
Here we go – good luck to the Match Officials …….

RCT at 2015-08-09 21:08:20
Good to see a female match official, Felisha Mariscal, running the ‘line’ this evening …..

Pre-Match RCT at 2015-08-09 21:00:41
Talking of 4th official duties, the Premier League and the Football League yesterday introduced their new code of conduct for the occupants of the technical area, designed by improve behaviour.  So far …. So good …….

RCT at 2015-08-09 20:58:51
Our referee for this game is Jair Marrufo, assisted by Corey Rockwell, Felisha Mariscal, with Nima Saghafi taking the 4th official duties.

RCT at 2015-08-09 20:58:22
Further down into the Football League, faith was restored in the game as Doncaster Rovers allowed Bury to score an opposed goal when they had ‘accidently’ scored themselves …. Well done to Rovers manager Paul Dickov …..

RCT at 2015-08-09 20:53:48
Martens and Dempsey do not play for Seattle, who have loast 6 fo their last 7 games

RCT at 2015-08-09 20:52:01
Team news, Gerrard and Keane start for LA Galaxy, who’s manager is the wonderfully named ‘Bruce Arena’ !!

RCT at 2015-08-09 20:48:30
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Pre-Match RCT at 2015-08-09 20:47:27
However, what was your opinion of Simon Hooper’s decision to disallow Norwich’s Cameron goal for dangerous play ….

RCT at 2015-08-09 20:46:59
What’s your opinion on the weekend’s refereeing decisions too far, nothing major to discuss, with Michael Oliver correctly dismissing the Chelsea goalkeeper for DOGSO.

RCT at 2015-08-09 20:40:28
Here in the UK, where we cover the game from at You Are The Ref, there is massive interest in Steven Gerrard and how he adopts to the MLS, however Robbie Keane, Obefemi Martins and Clint Dempsey, who are all in the squads, have resent Premier League experience.

Pre-Match RCT at 2015-08-09 20:39:21
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