Ep 11 – A Review of Video Assistant Referee (VAR)



… but who watches the watchmen?

Nick and Mike provide a summary of MLS rules governing Video Assistant Referee (VAR), and share their thoughts on its role, effectiveness, and how it could possibly change the game of soccer. Throughout the piece, Nick compares MLS’ VAR policies to those of other professional American sports, specifically the NFL and MLB. The hosts discuss the potential impact of video review on the World Cup and how its performance could impact VAR’s future. Finally, Mike shares a list of his Best Five and Worst Five head referees (please excuse the Toronto FC biases), highlighting officiating errors which may have influenced the introduction of VAR in the league.

 

The guys also try to make a couple lawyer jokes. (Emphasis on the word “try.”)


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