One of my recurring criticisms of MLS Referee performances this season is that on too many occasions, officials seemed hesitant, […]
MLS Players kicking while they’re down: Upon review, why the obsession?
The World Cup has been over for a month, but I still can’t get the image of Joe Fletcher’s infamous […]
Player-Management skills and proper use of cautions.
Fellow sports enthusiasts, it’s been one euphoric weekend here in Los Angeles… for pretty much everyone except Donald Sterling. First, […]
MLS Referee spoils the game: Send-off for 2nd caution unfairly tips the balance!
Back in 2001 (plus or minus a year), when I was cutting my teeth as a National Referee, we welcomed […]
Persistent Infringement: Are MLS Referees Allowed to Caution for it?
I’ve been away too long, or so I was told. After trying to help – in my own small way […]
MLS Referees are Locked Out… Here come the Replacements!
Time, patience and reason have apparently run out. This morning at 11:00 am Eastern, the management of the Professional Referee […]
MLS Referees consider strike as PRO threatens officials! – UPDATED 3/6/14
The moving trucks are lined up in Sochi. The half-pipe is being thawed for storage. And the four electronic snowflakes […]
When will MLS step in and stop referee abuse?!
It goes without saying that match officials of any stripes – but particularly soccer referees – will, at some point […]
USSF & PRO politicians keep out of our game and stop interfering with the Laws of the Game!
Law 5 of the FIFA Laws of the Game states quite clearly, “the decisions of the referee regarding facts connected […]
Soccer illiterate coaches must learn the Laws of the Game.
It never ceases to amaze me the lack of knowledge shown by coaches and managers, and television commentators for that […]