MLS will not invest in goal-line technology – Garber

MLS Commissioner Don Garber says he will not be pushed into implementing goal-line technology.

As the English Premier League gets set to spend money on the video assistance, Garber says he could spend the millions elsewhere.

“[The cost] had us take a step back and pause and try to figure out: Is the value of having goal-line technology worth investing millions and millions and millions of dollars for the handful of moments where it’s relevant?” he told the Associated Press.

“And our view has been that we’re going to wait and see how it works out. We certainly don’t need to be the first league that has it.”

MLS vice-president of competition and game operations Nelson Rodriguez said in a statement that the North American top flight would likely consider the technology later down the track.

“Major League Soccer is a strong proponent of using technology in soccer where it enhances the game,” read the statement. “We have met with multiple goal-line technology system manufacturers and we are carefully monitoring FIFA’s plans to implement one of them.

"As of today, the time required to purchase, receive, install and properly test the equipment precludes MLS from considering the approved system for use in our 2014 season, but we are hopeful that the system proves successful in the Confederations Cup and becomes more feasible for us in subsequent years.”

 
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