This step, pending FIFA approval, allows you to view two acceptable options per game, regardless of how much is used per match.
New York: Major League Soccer (MLS) and the US Soccer Federation will implement the discount option for 2021 with the goal of protecting players, instead of head injuries in the previous option.
FIFA approval, pending steps, MLS as well as two development circuit matches in the United States National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and other games will be seen in each game with two approval options, no matter how used.
Chief Medical Officer of the US Soccer Federation, DRS. “We’ve worked hard for many years to raise awareness about head injuries in football and this change will go a long way in protecting players from injury,” said George Chimpas. . Says George Shimp.
“Adopting these new rules is an important step as we continue to move forward with player protection.”
As US Soccer continues its efforts to be at the forefront of player protection, it will implement the discount option in 2021.
The new rules allow teams to create two discount options to replace players with head injuries, no matter how many options are in use.
– US Soccer (Associate) April 5, 2021
This is the first time American football has used the rule in the February Chevaliev Cup in Orlando, Florida.
The rule ensures that players who are in danger of being disappointed can be permanently removed from a match to protect them, but the move does not result in further competition.
Consistently last year COVID-19 In a disrupted season, a typical MLS match gives each club five regular options, which are not counted on half-time opportunities.
Inclusion or on-field or off-field evaluation can be changed after a player has been evaluated before and returned to the field.
If a team uses the waiver option, an additional replacement will be available after five common options at the opposing club.
Technicians should notify the officer of the fourth match of the replacement code by displaying a colored coded card – white for the general, pink for the hater and blue in addition to the opponent’s discount option.
Although referees may suspend the game due to a head injury, match officials will not be involved in the decision-making process to determine whether a player should be replaced.
Venue medical professionals, including team physicians and trainers, will follow the league’s policy to diagnose and manage injuries. It includes an MLS medical spotter program that shows match broadcasts to detect potential head injuries and collisions.
The initial 20-month testing period will be extended to August 2022 to test initiatives on discount options in global competition.