"We're moving a lot like a midfielder would move. We're covering end to end, goal line to goal line, touch line to touchline. And we do focus on very specific things as well. One of the things I've been working on is my first step. And my explosiveness. And my sprints. So we do work on very specific parts of fitness as well."
-- Mark Geiger, the first U.S. referee selected for a World Cup since 2002, on how he works -- and trains -- as though he were a player on the field. (Los Angeles Times)