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Fast Track at 40: Meet Robert Sibiga, MLS’ newest Referee
Every year or two, we read with great interest about the arrival of a new referee in Major League Soccer, […]
MLS Referee Alan Kelly’s five star performance at the Citrus Bowl.
At last! It’s been long coming and, quite frankly, we thought we would never seen it. But, it finally arrived. […]
Effective Refereeing: From Minute 1, Be Ready… for Anything!
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 […]
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 […]