Red card? How to call DOGSO
Posted by Randy Vogt on Dec. 19, 3:24 a.m.
Denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity (DOGSO) is a red-card offense.
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Alexi Lalas strikes a chord on foreign clubs coming to USA
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Dec. 17, 3:40 p.m.
"Make no mistake. This is a gold rush. This is a land grab." That's Alexi Lalas after being asked by The Guardian about foreign clubs -- such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Everton -- making ambitious moves into American youth soccer.
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Small-sided push from USSF promises long-term benefits
Posted by Charlie Slagle on Dec. 12, 12:53 p.m.
The U.S. Soccer Federation looks like it is getting ready to mandate small-sided games. My comment: what took you so long?
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Ref, Can we talk?
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Dec. 10, 1:43 p.m.
Among the feedback we got from last week's column on referee abuse ("Blaming the ref doesn't work") were those who pointed out that sometimes coaches do feel a legitimate need to communicate with the referee -- especially when the coaches believe their players' safety is at risk.
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Blaming the ref doesn't work
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Dec. 5, 3:35 a.m.
I've long believed that coaches lashing out at referees is a counter-productive practice. After reffing and ARing nearly 40 youth games in the last year -- and surveying other referees -- I'm even more sure of it.
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Refs, a smile goes a long way
Posted by Randy Vogt on Dec. 1, 2:41 p.m.
Leo Durocher was a baseball lifer who was a better manager than player. So much so that his teammate, Babe Ruth, called him the "All-American out."
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