^^So I was wondering if there was any difference between organizations and how they interpret DOGSO, and found this to be curious (quotation below). Because I'm not sure the condition in blue was satisfied. Popp never had control of the ball, she was chasing it. She had a chance to control, but she was running after a high-bouncing ball with defenders on each end (JJ and Solo); it wasn't like a ball on the ground that would be easy to shoot. So in FIFA terms, I think the ref did fine. The weird thing is that I think that Dr Joe guy kept citing the 4D's? Which clearly seem to be US Soccer standards? Even though he was a FIFA commissioner, so wouldn't he know?
Anyway, it's sport. Not like this kind of stuff doesn't happen all the time.
FIFA LOTG state:
Referees should consider the following circumstances when deciding whether
to send off a player for denying a goal or an obvious goalscoring opportunity:
• the distance between the offence and the goal
• the likelihood of keeping or gaining control of the ball
• the direction of the play
• the location and number of defenders
• the offence which denies an opponent an obvious goalscoring opportunity
may be an offence that incurs a direct free kick or an indirect free kick
USSF's ATR states:
In order for a player or substitute to be sent off for denying an "obvious goalscoring opportunity by an offense punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick" (number 5 under the seven send-off offenses), four elements must be present:
• Number of Defenders—not more than one defender between the foul and the goal, not counting the defender who committed the foul
• Distance to goal—the closer the foul is to the goal, the more likely it is an obvious goalscoring opportunity
• Distance to ball—the attacker must have been close enough to the ball at the time of the foul to
continue playing the ball
• Direction of play—the attacker must have been moving toward the goal at the time the foul was committed
If any element is missing, there can be no send off for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity.