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Game Scoring and Standings Questions

Game Scoring & Standings Questions

Question: View 3 goal differential definition and standings calculation
Question: View Are the scores and standings reported on the MYSA website official?
Question: View How can I get an incorrect score or standing on the MYSA website changed?
Question: View How do I report a forfeit?
Question: View Should games labeled "Exhibition" or games not counting in standings be reported?
Question: View What is an Age Group Coordinator?
Question: View Whom do I talk to about a league matter (e.g. incorrect reporting of a score, refusal to play, game misconduct, overrostering)?


Game Scoring & Standings Responses


Question: 
3 goal differential definition and standings calculation
Response: 3 goal differential – Goals scored minus goals against – 3 goal max. EX: Score: 6 to 2 = 5 goals for and 2 goals against with a 3 goal difference. According to MYSA rules, each game is only allowed a 3 goal differential between the winning and losing teams score.

To determine team standing within a league, the following procedures shall be used in sequence:

Highest number of points. Win = 3 points, Tie = 1 point, Loss = 0 points.
Winner of head-to-head competition 
(this criterion is not used if more than 2 teams are tied).
Winner of most games.
Goal differential (goals scored minus goals against) in all games, with a maximum of a 3-goal differential per game.
Fewest goals allowed.
Most goals scored in all games, with a maximum of 3 goals per game.
Kicks from the penalty mark.

A forfeit in league play will result in a 3-0 score for the game and counts as a played game.

Question: 
Are the scores and standings reported on the MYSA website official?
Response: NO, final official league standings are determined by the Competitive Representatives. Website scores initially come directly from team reporting. It is up to coaches and team managers to keep them as accurate as possible. If there are problems with the scores, contact the MYSA state office (952-933-2384 or 800-366-6972).
 
Question: 
How can I get an incorrect score or standing on the MYSA website changed?
Response: Email the MYSA Director of League Operations at ranaeorr@mnyouthsoccer.org and request the referee report be checked to verify the official score. Please include the game number. If needed, the correct score will then be updated.
 
Question: 
How do I report a forfeit?
Response: A coach or team manager CAN NOT report a forfeit. If you believe a game is in forfeit, report the game to your Age Group Coordinator or Competitive Representative.  Contact information can be found at Quick Links > Contacts.
 
Question: 
Should games labeled "Exhibition" or games not counting in standings be reported?
Response: Yes, all games scheduled by the MYSA should be played and reported. Any games not reported are subject to forfeit rules under MYSA policy.
 
Question: 
What is an Age Group Coordinator?
Response: Age Group Coordinators are people assigned by the Competitive Representatives (Quick Links > Contacts > Competitive Committee) to aid in the running of competitive leagues.
 
Question: 
Whom do I talk to about a league matter (e.g. incorrect reporting of a score, refusal to play, game misconduct, overrostering)?
Response: Concerns relating to league play and administration are best directed to your Competitive Representative (Quick Links > Contacts > Competitive Committee). Other concerns should be directed to MYSA by the team coach, team manager or club representative. Individual parents are asked to direct their concerns through their respective club first, not MYSA.