Archive for the 'Refs' Category

March 13th, 2015

Recreation Soccer player Bassel Saad gets 8-15 years in prison after punch kills ref – Widow gives him Red Card

Bassel Saad, a weekend soccer player, pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter charges for delivering a fatal punch to the face of referee John Bieniewicz, on June 29th of last year during a soccer game in suburban Detroit. Saad had faced trial on second-degree murder charges before he took a plea deal, which the judge sentenced him today to serve ...
June 23rd, 2014

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel – Global Match Fixing

We might all be wrapped up in the excitement of the World Cup right now, but tomorrow, HBO Sports (who always does an amazing job) takes a look at one of the darker sides of soccer - match fixing. We all know that this takes place on some level, but I don't think any of us really know to what extent. Apparently more than 400 matches are under ...
March 22nd, 2014

Watch :: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Says “It Was Me” as Ref Sends Off Gibbs For A Handball

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs was wrongly shown a red card after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain handled the ball on the goal-line during Arsenals early collapse at Chelsea. This resulted in an Eden Hazard penalty, the third of four first half goals for the home team. According to reports, the league will just "transfer" the red card and suspension to the ...
March 7th, 2014

Referee Union rejects agreement : PRO locks out referees : MLS Will Use Replacement Refs

Today, following a rejection by referees of a no strike/no lockout agreement, the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) announced that it will commence a lockout of its match officials, effective at 11:00 am ET on March 7, until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached between PRO and the Professional Soccer Referees Associations ...
October 31st, 2013

Watch :: A Kuwaiti Ref Punch, Kick, Red Card and Send Off four players … and take a ball to the head

You are going to want to watch this until the end. Incredible video of a Kuwaiti referee absolutely loosing it during a Kuwaiti Premier League fixture a couple of days ago. I dont want to give too much away but as you can see in the screen shots... this ref wasn't f*ing around. Lets just say, that as you watch this video, you will be asking ...
August 16th, 2013

PRO (Professional Referee Organization) Admits Mistakes During FC Dallas vs LA Galaxy Match

~~ While this is a case of 'too little, too late' for the LA Galaxy with two points lost on the road against FC Dallas, the idea of PRO acknowledging mistakes made both verbally and visually is a huge step forward for the players and the referee's... The players and the fans have been asking for a way to have mistakes publicly acknowledged in the same ...
August 5th, 2013

Check out the ‘Ref Cam’ Sights and Sounds from the 2013 ATT MLS All-Star Game

During the 2013 ATT MLS All-Star Game played on Aug. 2, 2013, the MLS All-Stars faced off against A.S. Roma from Italy. The referee for the match had a head worn video camera which was used in the games broadcast. After the jump, check out some of the moments from the match as seen by the referee.... (more…)
May 13th, 2013

MLSSoccer To Debut ‘Referee Week’ Videos

~~ VEEEERY interested to see the direction that MLS takes with this upcoming series 'Referee Week'. One thing to keep in mind, Professional Referees Organization (PRO) was created to bridge the gap between US Soccer and MLS with the US Soccer Federation originally being in charge of the referee program. We've seen a tremendous amount of growth with ...
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