The FIFA Laws of the Game are supposed to be applied to all associations around the world but not, it appears, in the USA.
The differing governing bodies that control Intercollegiate and other soccer associations there appear to “tweak” the “rules” to suit themselves.
The 2015 “SOCCER GUIDE INTERSCHOLASTIC (HIGHSCHOOL) EDITION” by Don Dennison, NISOA National Clinician, sets out where these tweaks should be. Mr Dennison wrote the guide based upon:
- “NCAA Soccer Rules and Interpretations – 2014 – 2015
- National Federation Soccer Rules Book – 2015-2016
- [USSF] FIFA Laws of the Game – 2014/2015
- And Other Authorised Supplemental Materials.”
Revised March 29, 2015.