3. REF WATCH: Rooney complained like a kid, says World Cup ref
Argentine referee Horacio Elizondo, who ejected England's Wayne Rooney
during its quarterfinal loss to Portugal, is quoted in the British media as
saying, "[Rooney] was complaining all the time, always coming close to me saying
'referee' this and 'referee' that. Protests and more protests ... he reminded me
of my kids!" Elizondo red-carded Rooney after the 21-year-old stomped on
defender Ricardo Carvalho's while Carvalho was on the ground. The British media
and fans had accused Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo of influencing Elizondo's
decision, to which the referee told the magazine FourFourTwo, "He stamped on
Carvalho's groin. That is a straight red card in any country."
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Again, the USA wilts in the second half Jan. 29, 2:26 p.m. |
The USA's performance in a 3-2 loss to Chile on Wednesday raises lots of questions and ... NYCFC makes change at the top Jan. 29, 2:22 p.m.
New York City FC has appointed Tom Glick as its new president, replacing Tim Pernetti, who ... MLS sells KickTV to Copa90 Jan. 29, 1:57 p.m.
Major League Soccer has sold KICKTV, its dedicated global soccer platform approaching one million subscribers on ... What They're Saying: Bob Foose Jan. 29, 1:44 p.m.
"We're a long way apart. I don't know that I want to handicap it, but it's ... Gyau, Morse and Haley move up with U-18 women Jan. 29, 2:51 a.m.
The U.S. under-18 women's national team will hold a one-week training camp that begins Sunday at ... Video Pick: The Magic of the FA Cup? Jan. 29, 12:14 a.m.
The folks at The Guardian have become suspicious about the marketing of the FA Cup, the ... 2015 MLS Preseason Action Jan. 29, 12:13 a.m.
The LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes opened preseason play with shutout victories in scrimmages on ... USA falls to Chile, 3-2, in 2015 opener Jan. 28, 9:06 p.m.
The U.S. men's national team opened its 2015 season wtih a 3-2 loss at Chile on ... W-League will return for 21st season with just 18 teams Jan. 28, 4:35 p.m.
A slimmed down W-League will kick off the 2015 season in May with 18 teams, down ... Red Bull dealing pays off; Sacha Kljestan arrives Jan. 28, 4:11 p.m.
The New York Red Bulls have succeeded in outflanking the LA Galaxy to land U.S. national ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives