See Real Madrid's stars in action from a ref cam footage

Aug 15, 2017 15:47:02

The MLS have given fans a chance to watch some of the game's biggest stars from a entirely new point of view by unveiling their 'ref cam' footage from the recent MLS All-Stars clash with Real Madrid.

The footage, recorded during the 1-1 draw at Soldier Field in Chicago earlier this month, has been compiled into a three minute clip and shared by the MLS on YouTube.

Referee Allen Chapman wore a camera attached to his body to provide a unique view of the game. Those watching the game in America on Fox were even able to choose to see the game live from the specialised camera.

In the YouTube clip you can see the games key moments unfolding as well as the player's protesting to the referee. When Chapman turned down Real appeals for a penalty Toni Kroos and Lucas Vasquez can be seen making their feelings known.

The angle for Borja Mayoral's second-half strike is also unique as the referee's view tracks the play and shows how he opens his body to beat the keeper.

The game ended in a 1-1 draw, with the MLS All Stars grabbing a late equaliser through Dominic Dwyer, but the European champions went on to win the match 4-2 on penalties. 

The ref cam for the MLS All- Star Game was an improvement from the head-worn video camera that was a part of the 2013 games when MLS All-Stars faced Roma. Viewers criticised the footage, saying it was too shaky at times.

Ref cam has been part rugby union in the UK broadcasts for a few years now but whether the technology makes it into the Premier League remains to be seen.

It is a technology Fox viewers can expect more of. Michael Davies, Fox Sports ‎senior vice president told the SVG Podcast in June: 'I think that worn cameras are going to be a big thing for us in the future.' 


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