Sounds like your daughter plays on the offensive side of field. Possibly if some coaches would stop coaching flops we would have a better game.The final match will probably be called the same - the benefit will go to the defense. Push, pull, trip will win over speed, skill, and vision inside the box. Yes I understand they don’t want to give cheap ones away, but if the defense is beaten why do they allow players to trip and push from behind as a defensive tactic? Play better defense!
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Just saw the photo and some of the discussion on twitter. Looks like Strongsville had 11 field players plus their goalie on the field for at least a portion of the last ten minutes. Doubt OHSAA will do anything about it at this point, but I expect these officials will not be seeing any postseason games any time soon. Certainly not at this level.There seems to be a question of Strongsville having too many players on the pitch for a good portion of the 2nd half. OHSAA has been made aware of this development.
So nothing is being done about this?Truly a sad situation. This is not the 1st time Strongsville has been caught with too many players on the field. From the video that was posted it clearly shows 12 players on the field for the last 10 minutes of the game. 1-0 game and a definite advantage for the winning team. OHSAA once again puts its head in the sand. There should be some recourse in a situation like this.
I am no soccer expert. But after reading the referenced document, I do believe it would be within OHSAA jurisdiction to do something. They are the “competition authority”. What is the point of having a governing body if they aren’t going to govern? Their 1st responsibility should be to the team that was playing fairly. If OHSAA does nothing, what exactly is the incentive to follow the laws of the game?