Phil Woosnam: A Great Soccer Pioneer
Posted by Paul Gardner on Jul. 20, 6:14 p.m.
You never can be sure how history will interpret life, but let us hope that it acknowledges Phil Woosnam, who died on Friday at age 80, as one of the key pioneers of American soccer.
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English FA's ref review revamp falls short
Posted by Paul Gardner on Jul. 20, 11:29 a.m.
Once in a while, a glimpse of undeniable reality disturbs the comfortable certainties of English refereeing attitudes. The least acceptable -- and the least explicable -- of those certainties is the notion that whenever a referee is uncertain about a call, he gives the benefit of his doubt to the defending team.
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