Soccer has moved, at least slightly, out of the Dark Ages with the announcement that the sport has approved the use of goal-line technology to determine whether or not a shot has crossed the goal line. This is a major move for a sport that has long been reluctant to embrace technological advances or change of any kind.â†µ
In its article on the approval of the technology, the New York Times delves into some of the disputed goals that have marred the sport in recent years.â†µ
In America, the MLS is the highest level of soccer. The league has said it will embrace goal-line technology when it is made available.â†µ
''We're interested in being a test league and we hope that we could achieve that,'' MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in April. ''I would be open to whatever it is that could be done to ensure that we have goal-line technology.''â†µ
Pro Soccer Talk reported that the MLS recently reiterated that stance.â†µ
There are still many details to iron out, including which of the two available systems will be used. When it comes to fruition, however, this should be a welcome change for soccer fans.