Seitz set to whistle last game
[REFEREES] U.S. Soccer referee Kari Seitz, who has worked at the last four Women's World Cups and last three Olympic Games,
has announced her retirement. Her farewell match will take place on Oct. 20 when she referees the USA-Australia women's match at the Alamodome in San Antonio (TV: NBC, 1:30 p.m. ET).
Seitz, the only referee, man or woman, to officiate in four senior World Cup tournaments, officiated matches in all three women's leagues (WUSA, WPS and NPSL) as well as in MLS.
42, started as a youth referee at the age of 14 and worked her way up through the ranks to the professional and international levels. She became a FIFA referee in 1999.
"Kari has played a
key role in the growth of women's soccer in the United States over the past 15 years, and her dedication to her craft has always been admirable," said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. "She will always be a role model for young referees and we want to thank her for her tremendous work on behalf of U.S. Soccer and the women's game, both domestically and
Seitz is managing director of the worldwide ad agency OMD and based in San Francisco.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Cuevas gets start in Lobos BUAP victory July 29, 11:32 p.m. |
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Former U.S. under-20 national team forward Daniel Cuevas started for Torneo Ascenso (second division) ... Lots in play on busy MLS Wednesday July 29, 11:15 p.m.
[PREVIEW: Week 21] A Wednesday of four MLS matches makes up for the lightened schedule of ... Tim Howard returns in booth July 29, 11 p.m.
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Tim Howard will again be spending many of his off-days as part ... Clubs busy making mid-season player moves July 29, 10:19 p.m.
[MLS: Tuesday] The Philadelphia Union announced a press conference for Wednesday at which time it is ... U.S. U-17s drop second straight game July 29, 8:01 p.m.
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-17 national team dropped its second game in two days at ... Zusi celebrates his first post-World Cup goal July 29, 6:41 p.m.
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi scored his second ... Soccer America Power Rankings July 29, 3:26 a.m.
[MLS: Week 20] In case anyone had forgotten, the Galaxy is still to be reckoned with. ... Galaxy turns out lights on Sounders July 29, 1:50 a.m.
[MLS: Monday] The power went out at CenturyLink Field in the second minute, and as far ... What They're Saying: Louis van Gaal July 29, 1:10 a.m.
"When there is success, you have a very good squad, and now I have to follow ... College soccer returns on NSCAATV July 28, 7:26 p.m.
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The "NSCAA College Soccer Special presented by Continental Tire" will return for ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives