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Thursday, April 19, 2012


It sounds like MLS commissioner Don Garber likes the idea of using his league as a guinea pig for the sport on a global scale.

Garber said Thursday while speaking to the Associated Press Sports Editors that he'd be OK with implementing goal-line technology as soon as possible, should it pass through FIFA's rules-making body later this summer.

Here's how it would work: A ball-tracking system would coincide with a magnetic field that accompanies a special ball, which would send a signal to the referee less than a second after the ball crosses the goal line.

The rules board meets July 2.

Said Garber: "We're interested in being a test league and we hope that we could achieve that. I would be open to whatever it is that could be done to ensure that we have goal-line technology."

So what do you think? Should MLS be the first league to test out this stuff?

(Photo: Associated Press)

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