I know I'll get beat up on this one. This thread is about the calling of the offsides rule during the game and not the rule itself. (We'll leave that for another time) I just watched the DC/NY tape and again I see wrong off sides calls and they are always in direct goal scoring situations. (Obviously because the nature of the offsides rule) My guess is 65-70% of calls are actually WRONG! But soccer fans and officials chalk it up as part of the game. Or they blame the ineptitude of the humans making the call. I don't. We are asking human being to accomplish something simply not humanly possible. #1-Determine the exact moment a ball touches a foot 35 yards away while his view is obscured my many large strong athletes #2-While determining the speed, direction AND location of many offensive and defensive players #3-While himself moving to keep inline with the last defender #4-Making an instantanious decision of about 20 variables #5-Then raise his flag or not raise a flag #6-Then dealing with the responses of 20 players, thousands of fans, and many more TV viewers. Simply pure insanity! I don't know the solution but it ain't what we got now.