Garber Says MLS Could Use Goal-Line Technology

Garber Says MLS Could Use Goal-Line Technology

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 19, 2012
  • Don Garber, Features, Goal-Line Technology

One thing Major League Soccer hasn’t been afraid of in it’s 17 years of existence is trying new things. The fact couldn’t be more true when MLS Commissioner Don Garber tells reporters that he supports goal-line technology and that the league could be one of the first to implement it.

”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.”

”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.”

Right now there are two systems up for review. The International Football Association Board meets July 2 and could approve Sony Corp.’s Hawk-Eye or GoalRef, owned by a German-Danish company.

Hawk-Eye is a camera-based ball-tracking system used in tennis and cricket. GoalRef employs a magnetic field with a special ball. The report does state that both systems could be approved as well.

Garber is willing to bring in the technology before any other league in the world if approved. The Premier League hopes to use it for its 2012-13 season, which starts in August.