In the fall of 2016, US Soccer introduced “build-out lines” for small sided youth games in order to help teach […]
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Turmoil in Tukwila: Open Cup Fiasco Could Have Been Avoided
If the third time’s a charm, what is the fourth time? For the US Open Cup, the Fourth Round of […]
Assistant Referees: Plan to Succeed… Know Your Surroundings!
Nostalgia time. I remember my first Major League Soccer assignment like it was yesterday: Old Mile High Stadium in Denver… […]
Cautions: When you “Give” a Yellow Card, What do you “Get” in Return?
Our 140,000+ registered soccer referees here in the United States are extremely fortunate to have professional peers from which to […]
USA soccer referees are not good enough!
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, […]