Monthly Archives: August 2014

English Premier League Referees: Match Week 2 (August 23-25)

The big match this week is undoubtedly on Monday, between last year’s first and third place teams, Manchester City and Liverpool. Michael Oliver gets the nod in that match. Oliver (above) is clearly working his way up the ranks. Mark Clattenburg is still England’s undisputed number one, and he’s at Crystal Palace v. West Ham. Martin Atkinson, another top ref, will take Sunderland v. Manchester

Read more

Referees for English Premier League, Matchweek 1

Well, it’s finally time again! The referees for Matchweek 1 (Saturday, August 16 through Monday, August 18)  in the English Premier League have been announced and we’re off to the proverbial races! Mark Clattenburg (above) starts his reign as England’s top referee with two teams who don’t like him: Liverpool and Southampton. (Though, to be fair, it’s not hard to find

Read more

Howard Webb Retires

Howard Webb has ended his storied career as a professional referee. This is not unexpected; he’s been setting the stage for this for the last year or so. He dropped hints here or there that he probably wouldn’t be back after the 2014 World Cup, and even went back to his job as a police officer part time starting last

Read more

MLS All-Star Referee: Jair Marrufo

So, in many ways, MLS has much more in common with American sports like baseball and basketball than they do with European club football. Witness the All-Star Game. Every summer, MLS pulls its best and brightest together for a single game. In other American sports, this game pits the best of the various conferences against each other. Since MLS isn’t

Read more
Recent Entries »