Tag Archives: MLS Referees

MLS Referees – July 28 through August 3

Well, there’s been all of diddly going on since the World Cup in the referee news world (magical world that it is), and that’s been fine by me. 60-odd games in a row – most accompanied by margaritas – and I needed the break. But now that I’ve had a chance to stretch my legs, I’m starting to miss my

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MLS Replacement Ref Speaks to Press

Continuing on from our earlier conversation about referees explaining their decision, I did notice one interesting thing from the second week of the MLS lockout. After his woeful penalty kick call, MLS replacement ref Alan Kelly had this to say: “Yeah I saw a challenge from behind from the defender [Olave] on the attacker [Chavez]. And the second question you

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PSRA Calls out MLS Replacement Refs

I’m not sure how I feel about this. To this point, I’ve been thoroughly on the side of the MLS refs, who unionized last year and formed Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA). They’ve been at loggerheads with MLS’s refereeing arm, Professional Referees Organization (PRO), for months finally culminating in PRO locking the referees out two days before the season opener

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