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 […]
The U.S. Soccer Federation and Major League Soccer form the Professional Referee Organization.
On March 6, 2012, the U.S. Soccer Federation and Major League Soccer announced that they formed the Professional Referee Organization […]
Screams for GLT echo at the Euro 2012.
One thing rather remarkable at the UEFA Euro 2012 Championship hosted by Poland and Ukraine that no one is writing […]
Euro 2012 begins with refereeing controversy!
The year’s biggest soccer tournament — Euro 2012 – has just got under way. We, of course, anticipated that the […]