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 Real Monarchs ink deal on new stadium site March 3, 6:40 p.m. |
A week after a deal for stadium at the Utah State Fairgrounds fell apart, Real Salt ... Crew Stadium gets a name 16 years later March 3, 6:23 p.m.
MLS's oldest soccer-specific stadium finally has a name of its own. Columbus Crew SC has partnered ... MLS Trade Central: Philly adds pair of youngsters March 3, 6:05 p.m.
The Philadelphia Union agreed to terms with Saint Louis University defender Raymond Lee and 18-year-old midfielder ... What They're Saying: Zach Scott March 3, 4:30 p.m.
"The only thing we've talked about is if our families are alright. If you've got family ... Lots at stake as MLS labor talks continue March 3, 2:49 p.m.
The deadline for a resolution of the talks between representatives of MLS and the MLS Players ... Video Pick: Hand of God attempt fails for Yang Xu March 3, 1:41 p.m.
Shandong Luneng's Yang Xu impressively emulated Diego Maradona's infamous 1986 goal but the sharp-eyed ref in ... What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger March 3, 1:21 p.m.
"At the moment we are nowhere near to winning the Premier League, and nowhere near close ... U.S. U-23 women sweep at La Manga March 3, 1:05 p.m.
The U.S. U-23 women's national team won all three of its games at the Six Nations ... What They're Saying: Bakary Soumare March 3, 4:20 a.m.
"As a player, there's nothing more fun than playing in front of a packed crowd, knowing ... MLS Trade Central: Sporting KC gets De Jong March 3, 4:06 a.m.
Sporting Kansas City signed Canadian international Marcel de Jong after successful trial at left back at ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives