Author Archives: Jenna

Champions League Referees: April 21 and 22

This week’s biggest game is no doubt Real Madrid v. Atletico Madrid Wednesday, and I’m sure none of my regular readers will be surprised that I’m super excited about it. Not because it will be a great match (which it no doubt will be), but because it will be refereed by the one, the only: Dr. Dreamy. Yes, German referee

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Champions League Referees: April 15

Wednesday may be Tax Day in America, but at least there’s some decent Champions League matches to offset it. England’s Mark Clattenburg (above) continues his march to the big time with the marquee matchup: Paris St. Germain v. Barcelona. This is a bit of a risk for me, since my friend and rabid PSG fan, France (not his real name), will blame me

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Champions League Referees: April 14

It’ll be the Dance of the Hard to Pronounce Referees when Champions League action resumes on Tuesday. World Cup referee Milorad Mazic of Serbia will call arguably the biggest game of the day: Atletico Madrid v. Real Madrid. Mazic (above) is a quick tempered and often physical referee who isn’t afraid to mix it up with the players, so it’ll be interesting

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Referee Fangirl Moment: Felisha Mariscal

Last night, my lads and I had a great opportunity to see San Jose Earthquakes play Vancouver Whitecaps (yes, MLS but still…). And if you’re ever in Northern California, you really need to check out Quakes’ new all-“soccer” facility: Avaya Stadium. It’s small by Premier League standards, of course, but absolutely gorgeous. But for a referee fangirl, this was absolute

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