Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
American Geiger named one of 25 referees
January 15th, 2014 3:49AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  referees, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2014] American Mark Geiger was named one of 25 referees for the 2014 World Cup. His assistants will be Mark Hurd and Canadian Joe Fletcher, forming the same crew that did the 2011 Under-20 World Cup in Colombia, the match he calls the highlight of his career.

World Cup 2014: Referee Crews

Geiger, who did 15 MLS games in 2013, also refereed at the 2012 Olympics and 2013 Club World Cup. The referees represent 25 different countries. Geiger's crew is one of six representing two or more countries.

The other Concacaf referees are Salvadoran Joel Aguilar and Mexican Marco Antonio Rodriguez. They did the two controversial USA-Costa Rica Hexagonal games in 2013.

Aguilar did the game in the snow in Colorado that the Ticos insisted should not have been played. Rodriguez did the return game in September in San Jose, where he gave Matt Besler a yellow card that kept him out of the deciding USA-Mexico game four days later, though replays showed Costa Rica Joel Campbell faked being fouled.

FIFA selected 2010 World Cup final referee Howard Webb, who gave out 14 yellow cards and one red in the Spain-Netherlands overtime game.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Road to Vancouver: Ticas take three U.S. collegians    
Penn State's Rachel Rodriguez and Shirley Cruz of UEFA Women's Champions League runner-up Paris St. Germain ...
Road to Vancouver: Mexico takes 14 U.S. players    
Mexico will take 14 players who were born or raised in the United States, including late ...
What They're Saying: Robbie Keane    
"The problem is I think with people in Europe -- and this won't be Stevie's case ...
What They're Saying: Alex Morgan    
"I have experienced sexism multiple times, and I'm sure I will a lot more. I feel ...
What They're Saying: France U-17 coach Jean-Claude Giuntini    
"He was determined to take the penalty. There was no way I could refuse him." -- ...
Friday: Shared interests foster Beckham's Miami meeting    
Friday could be a decisive day as David Beckham seeks to get the ball rolling on ...
What They're Saying: Luis Figo    
"I have seen with my own eyes federation presidents who, after one day comparing FIFA leaders ...
NWSL Roundup: Reign has plenty to counter China    
Seattle Reign FC has another bye week in the NWSL, but it will use it to ...
TV Report: Top 15 U.S. EPL markets    
NBCUniversal, which concludes its second year of English Premier League coverage with "Championship Sunday" at 9 ...
ICYMI | MLS: Wondo takes century chase to big stage    
A fast start to the 2015 season has Chris Wondolowski one goal away from reaching the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives