NY Red Bulls v DC United


RCT at 2015-03-23 00:04:46

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RCT at 2015-03-23 00:04:04

Full Time

His decision making was fine, including the correctly awarded penalty to DCU in the closing minutes …….

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RCT at 2015-03-23 00:03:07

Full Time

A solid if not spectacular performance by the referee, his control was never in doubt, he was calm and collected throughout, but I do have a concern regarding his fitness and positioning. He “got away with it” this evening, but he could be caught wanting on a faster or more physical encounter.


RCT at 2015-03-23 00:01:51

Well – that sums up their game today – a poor miss from the spot !!!


RCT at 2015-03-23 00:00:08

Penalty kick to DCU – good call by the referee !!!

RCT at 2015-03-22 23:52:15

He kicked the ball away, but did he hear the whistle, could the referee have been more understanding ?


RCT at 2015-03-22 23:51:01

Yellow CardPerinelle receives a caution, the player looks stunned, I share his thoughts !!!


RCT at 2015-03-22 23:48:40

Yellow Card

Boswell cautioned for a cynical shirt pull, a well timed intervention by the Referee to keep the game on track

RCT at 2015-03-22 23:46:28

Not sure where it might come from, but DCU just need one shot on target to get back in the game ….


RCT at 2015-03-22 23:45:01

For those of you who referee in 15 minute ‘chunks’,one chunk remains, refocus and go again !!!!


RCT at 2015-03-22 23:41:38

Goals can often be “trigger points” in terms of an increased temperature of the game, time for the officials to be wary …


RCT at 2015-03-22 23:40:20

GOAL! That is probably game set and match – Lloyd Sam doubles the NY lead



RCT at 2015-03-22 23:36:23

Was that a gentle foul, or did he throw the Kitchen sink at him …………… sorry !!!


RCT at 2015-03-22 23:35:44

The match remains in total control of the referee, he will be wanting the final 25 minutes to go as well as the first 65 !!


RCT at 2015-03-22 23:33:02

Whoosh – doesn’t Bradley Wright-Phillips looks like his dad !!!


RCT at 2015-03-22 23:28:25

Having criticised Alan Kelly’s positioning and movement, on the plus side he does appear to be a very calm and collected referee, with clear thinking thought processes leading to accurate decisions.


RCT at 2015-03-22 23:26:01

an interesting challenge by Boswell, let’s see of that spices things up a bit !!


RCT at 2015-03-22 23:24:45

Mr Referee, you are far too central, get away from the rectangle between the ‘D’ and the centre- circle !

RCT at 2015-03-22 23:22:34

That therefore bes the question, are the match officials on the MLS being tested as much as their European counterparts on the senior leagues? We suggest not, what do you think ? let us know your thoughts by tweeting us @youaretheref or why not visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/youaretheref


RCT at 2015-03-22 23:20:20

the skill level of this game is akin to a Football League 1 game, Championship at the best, but it lacks the passion and commitment of the European based game.

RCT at 2015-03-22 23:11:01

going back from minute to the weekend’s games in the premiership, at least Neil Swarbrick has been man enough to admit his mistake, unlike others in the past who have looked for any excuse. It will be interesting to see if and where the PGMO appoint him to open next few weeks, perhaps the international break next weekend has come at a good time for him.

RCT at 2015-03-22 23:09:00

Thank you to @RedSteva and @LukeSmithh for your earlier tweets, keep em coming


RCT at 2015-03-22 23:06:29

Expect more passion as we start the second half – please !!!

Half Time

RCT at 2015-03-22 23:05:17

Here at You Are the Ref we were interested to read that Mike Riley from the PGMO is interesting in reviewing the use of video technology …… AT LAST !!!!!

RCT at 2015-03-22 23:00:55

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RCT at 2015-03-22 22:59:38

Half Time

Well that must be the quietest half of football we have covered on You Are The Ref this season – Alan  and his team, will not mind


RCT at 2015-03-22 22:53:38

5 minutes to go to half-time, and even the goal has not raised the ‘temperature”. Not that I am advocating this, but it needs a Billy Bremner  to sitr up proceedings ……


RCT at 2015-03-22 22:45:44

10 minutes to go to half-time,  no unwarranted issues so far ……..


RCT at 2015-03-22 22:35:40

GOAL! Right on cue – Dad ‘Ian’ would be proud …..

RCT at 2015-03-22 22:34:19

Go on MLS, “give us a goal”, it needs something …..


RCT at 2015-03-22 22:29:22

Also, is he ‘squeezing play’ too much, moving too close to his Assistants ?


RCT at 2015-03-22 22:27:57

the central position patrol path of the referee is starting to bug me! So far he’s missed nothing, but I just fear that he will be caught out positionally, especially if one of the teams makes a fast break…


RCT at 2015-03-22 22:23:08

My impression is the game is a bit flat at the moment, which the refereeing team won’t mind one iota!


RCT at 2015-03-22 22:20:36

My understanding is that there is no love lost between the teams – it’s not exactly Real Madrid v Athletico Madrid or Forest v Derby, but we are expecting some tension between the teams ….


RCT at 2015-03-22 22:17:44

nothing wrong with his decision making so far, but has he got the ‘zip’which is sometimes needed …

RCT at 2015-03-22 22:16:22

My 1st impression the referee, and I could  be doing in him a major disservice, is that he looks a bit one paced?


RCT at 2015-03-22 22:13:27

All quiet so far  …..


RCT at 2015-03-22 22:10:42

Here we go, good luck to Alan Kelly at his team ,,,

RCT at 2015-03-22 22:07:10

Love the anthems, do you think we should sing “God save the queen” at Yeovil, Accrington and Rochdale before Football League games ?


RCT at 2015-03-22 22:05:18

there are some familiar faces in the New York team, Lloyd Sam and Bradley Wright-Phillips a well-known to the UK viewers


RCT at 2015-03-22 22:02:06

What are your views on technology,

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RCT at 2015-03-22 21:59:50

There has been a lot of controversy over the weekend regarding key decisions in the Premiership, let’s see how the match officials shape this evening


RCT at 2015-03-22 21:58:00

welcome to our coverage of the MLS game NY Red Bulls v DC United