• Ref Watch: The best of 2022
    Once a referee, no matter how else you're involved in the sport, you keep a close eye on the officials.
  • Unique coaching education at the World Cup in Qatar
    The USA's assistant coach Luchi Gonzalez, and former U.S. head coaches Steve Sampson and Jurgen Klinsmann were among the special guests
  • The American youth soccer of USMNT's World Cup players
    Four members of Coach Gregg Berhalter's squad were raised abroad, while 22 grew up in American youth soccer.
  • Ref Watch: The goalkeeper's tears, and a penalty
    I run back towards the halfway line, but when I turn around for the restart I notice that the goalkeeper's still lying on the floor.
  • The Christian Pulisic book: A revealing dialogue with brilliant photography
    The stars we admire, our heroes on posters in our childhood bedroom, can sometimes feel distant, their accomplishments far out of reach.
  • Ref Watch: Model behavior and the coaches who disgrace themselves and their clubs
    In the second half, the angry coach's previously polite and well-behaved team decides to follow the adult's example.
  • Ref Watch: Soccer's tolerance of referee-mobbing is a disgrace and has a far reach
    There can't be other situations in their lives where teenage boys feel free to scream angrily at an adult, can there?
  • Good person, good citizen, good player
    For parents and coaches, there should be another goal other than trying to develop "good players."
  • Ref Watch: My least favorite things
    What are the 10 things I least want to see or hear when I'm refereeing a game of soccer?
  • Heat and humidity can be lethal for your players -- here's what to know
    It can be OK to practice in 100-degree weather, or it could be dangerous. It depends on the humidity factor.
  • Should Refs Apologize?
    You could say that with all the games I have officiated - more than 11,000 - I've made more mistakes than most soccer referees.
  • Youth soccer's Bermuda Triangle
    Youth soccer's Bermuda Triangle sucks up the beauty and fairness of the game, creates a toxic environment and causes an immense shortage of referees.
  • Ref Watch: Work well with assignors. Plus: New rulebook is ready
    When it comes to scheduling, assignors value referees' reliability more than their ability.
  • Ref Watch: Joe Machnik on calls the rules don't cover clearly
    The keeper grabbed a ball near his goal line. A teammate kicked it out of his hands and into their goal. What's the call?
  • The teenager's challenge: Sleep well, play well
    Anyone who's raised an adolescent or teenager can likely attest that teenagers don't get as much sleep as they need.
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