The success of USA FIFA referee Mark Geiger at the recent World Cup in Brazil appears to be a one-off. […]
7 Characteristics of an Effective Referee: Do YOU have what it takes?
In recent blogs, I have shared observations about what makes some of us “more effective” referees than others… such as […]
Rushed Decisions = Errors! Could everyone please just COUNT TO ONE?
The month of May is a blur… and I’m glad it’s in the rearview mirror. I split my time between […]
Is this DOGSO? Throw me a bone here!
Welcome to February. The Sochi Games are off to a rather curious start… $50 billion apparently only buys you a […]
Will Referees be Demoted? New Certification Requirements are troublesome — at best
A strange month of January has come to a really strange end. As we flip the calendar, our attention turns […]
Minnesota State Referee Committee in turmoil.
At the time of this writing, the battle lines remain drawn, but cooler heads appear to be starting to prevail, […]
Interview with FIFA and USSF Referee Chris Penso
Chris Penso 04/28/1982 Referee since: 1997 Professional Debut: Miami FC vs. Puerto Rico – USL Div 1 – 07/04/2008 FIFA […]
Interview with FIFA and USSF Referee Ricardo Salazar
Ricardo Salazar Born: 09/06/72 Referee since: 1985 MLS Referee since: 2000 FIFA Referee since: 2005 Full Time USSF Referee since: […]
Tragedy strikes as Dutch referee dies after attack!
On December 2, 2012, Richard Nieuwenhuizen, Dutch soccer referee, has died after a group of youth players from SV Nieuw […]
USSF got it wrong – violation of substitution procedure is no trifling offense.
In this blog, we are writing about remarks that were included in the Advice to Referees on the Laws of […]