Even during the early years of soccer, the problem with players "goal hanging" was evident.
American sports fans sometimes suggest that soccer should do away with the offside rule.
I realize American soccer fans aren't into soccer history.
Significant events in the history of the game of soccer / football, how it originated and developed to the world game it is now
Real estate bubble in 2006, the murder of an adult referee of youth soccer in a ritzy suburb is blamed on a loud-mouth coach.
Most of us are familiar with the term offside and have heard it used.
Kids learn about the offside rule in soccer. When are you offside in a game?
A maroon attacker was at the top of the penalty arc and he played the ball to a teammate a half-yard offside on my near side of the field, inside the penalty area.
He also has refereed youth soccer matches in the West, including Southern California, for 17 years.
Despite being one of the shortest of the seventeen Laws of football, the offside rule, Law 11, is probably the most misunderstood of all.