Big story this afternoon in the soccer world is MLS Commissioner Don Garber's comments on wanting the league to use goal-line review technology as soon as possible. Garber made the comments Thursday while speaking to the Associated Press Sports Editors. MLS fans could see the technology is use as quickly as this summer, if approved.
"We're interested in being a test league and we hope that we could achieve that,'' MLS Commissioner Don Garber said Thursday while speaking to the Associated Press Sports Editors. ''I would be open to whatever it is that could be done to ensure that we have goal-line technology.''
The International Football Association Board meets July 2 and could approve Sony Corp.'s Hawk-Eye or GoalRef, owned by a German-Danish company. Following a series of erroneous calls in high-profile games ranging from the 2010 World Cup to this year's FA Cup, there could be more support for goal-line technology among tradition-bound soccer officials.
Hawk-Eye is a camera-based ball-tracking system used in tennis and cricket. GoalRef employs a magnetic field with a special ball. Both could be approved.
Each system sends a signal within a second of the ball crossing the line to the referee, who makes the final decision.
If approval is granted in July, Garber said, MLS could implement the technology at some point during this season, which began in March. The Premier League hopes to use it for its 2012-13 season, which starts in August.
''There's a lot more that we need to learn about it, understanding the process,'' Garber said. ''The bottom line here is that I would be open to using goal-line technology as soon as it is made available.''
It's nice when people say nice things about you. So Kevin Hartman will feel pretty good once he watches this MLSsoccer.com video of the site's editors praising his penalty kick prowess.
FC Dallas forward Brek Shea attended last night's Mavericks/Rockets game at the American Airlines Center. He was interviewed by Jeff 'Skin' Wade during halftime on TXA 21 and got to meet up with Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki after the game. The two got to hang out and chat and took a second to take this photo.
Ugo Ihemelu and Andrew Jacobson taped an episode on Tuesday afternoon of Sports Zone with Jim Nelson on Time Warner Cable's Texas Channel. The program will air free on demand in early May for Time Warner Cable subscribers.
See the reaction of the FC Dallas Panamanian supporters section from a fan's perspective when Blas Perez scores his snap header against Montreal:
It's not great when you need a furious last-minute comeback in order to get full honors at home against an expansion team. That said, it's nice for Dallas to know they can do just that. Still, they've got to be counting the days until David Ferreira gets back.
Judging by our social media mentions this afternoon, it appears some of you think the new U.S. national team jersey reminds you of FC Dallas. Well, we put the two jerseys side by side for you. What do you think? And do you like the hoops on the national team?
Full highlights from FCD's 2-1 comeback win over the Montreal Impact.
SAVE: Donovan Ricketts denies Blas Perez's header.
GOAL: Bernardo Corradi converts the penalty kick to give Montreal the 1-0 lead.
ATTACK: FC Dallas puts the pressure on Montreal.
GOAL: Perez ties the game for Dallas by heading home a rebound.
GOAL: Brek Shea scores his first of the season to give FCD the late 2-1 advantage.
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Tex Hooper has the lead after the first round of voting in the TXU Energy Make Your Move dance competition.
Make Your Move is a text to vote feature during halftime at FC Dallas matches where fans select who they think has the best dance moves – players Bobby Warshaw, Ricardo Villar or mascot Tex Hooper.
The first round of voting occurred during halftime of the New England Revolution game on April 5.
Your current leaderboard:
Tex Hooper – 53 percent
Bobby Warshaw – 41 percent
Ricardo Villar – 6 percent
Be sure to vote for who you think has the best move during halftime of tomorrow’s match.