Fabulous article on some history of the refereeing in the US and how FIFA may be finally coming around to suggestions made, a long time ago.
You heard it here first (from Ed)
For several years we have been stressing certain concepts and techniques relating to soccer referee officiating and its instruction, training and evaluation. Some of these have been reasonably well accepted within the refeeeing community, but others, such as our recommendations for movement and positioning, not so. Some others have met with outright rejection in certain quarters, notably in the refeeeing hierachy of the MLS. So it was satisfying to read an article written recently by Héctor Vergara. (The article can be seen here) ...
Full article continues here, courtesy of For the Integrity of Soccer.