Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
2014 NPSL All-League Team    
[AWARDS] Two players each from the NPSL finalists New York Red Bulls U-23s (Victor Manosalvas and ...
U.S. women to face Mexico twice in September    
[DATEBOOK] The U.S. women's national team has scheduled its second and third pre-Women's World Cup qualifying ...
MLS: Three games to watch    
[PREVIEW: Week 21] The MLS weekend schedule, which again includes a Friday night special (Philadelphia-Sporting Kansas ...
Bayern edges Chivas without World Cup stars    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Peruvian Claudio Pizarro scored in the 10th minute to give German champion Bayern Munich ...
Quakes make investment in Argentine Perez Garcia    
[MLS: Thursday] In need of an offensive spark, the San Jose Earthquakes have signed 29-year-old Argentine ...
U.S. U-17s earn first win in Denmark    
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] After losing its first two games to host Denmark and Norway, the U.S. ...
Kiss on the Neck: Sportsmanship taken to new level?    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] After a pair of players clashed in a Copa do Brazil ...
Super Solo Effort in FA Women's Super League    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Manchester City’s 17-year-old midfielder, Natasha Flint, took the ball in our own half, ...
Women's World Cup dress rehearsal begins Tuesday    
[COUNTDOWN: Canada 2014] Twelve years after hosting the first FIFA youth championship for women, Canada will ...
ESPN will broadcast 17 U-20 Women's World Cup matches    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] In its last FIFA world championship before rights revert to Fox next ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives