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    Worst Ref Stories

    Remember that thing about not reffing our kids games... Tomorrow I have JV and varsity pre-season matches. Freshman son in the JV match and junior son in the varsity match. Welcome to having a shortage of officials.
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    Worst Ref Stories

    I have had the "pleasure" of doing league matches with one of my boys on the pitch. Only in emergency situations though. Whistle and retake. If not a friendly, a caution to the keeper as well.
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    Women's World Cup 2019

    Rapinoe and Mewis on the bench.
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    Major League Soccer 2019: Your Humble Local League (and a little USOC too)

    Latest salary dump for MLS. http://s3.amazonaws.com/mlspa/June-1-2019-Salaries-Alphabetical.pdf?mtime=20190612132231
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    Poor New England! So Far From Boston, So Close to the Kraft Family: The Revolution 2019

    A good first step for the near term. Maybe Lapper will put out a starting 11 that has players in positions that make sense.
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    Poor New England! So Far From Boston, So Close to the Kraft Family: The Revolution 2019

    Imagine being the poor bastards trying to sell next season tickets...
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    Poor New England! So Far From Boston, So Close to the Kraft Family: The Revolution 2019

    The Revs are broken. They look to have no ideas going forward and then when they do find themselves forward everybody is either afraid to shoot or takes three extra touches looking for the perfect shot. They have a manager who is solidly out of his depth which isn't helping.
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    Worst Ref Stories

    I had that one on a Grade 8 re-cert test! I came closest to seeing on the pitch in a JV boys match.
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    Worst Ref Stories

    How did it go? The first time I ever did a game as center with more senior guys on the lines for me it was terrifying.
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    MLS 2018: More Barco Than Bite

    That one gets sent to all of my youth players: 1. Great soccer awareness in to reacting to the clearance. 2. 100% effort tracking back. Easily could have tracked back 10 yards and given up, didn't. 3. Great line to intercept. 4. Clean, textbook tackle. 5. Quick awareness that he could save the...
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    Worst Ref Stories

    This weekend I had a rookie coach (U10 girls) call his team off of the field when he heard a whistle from the field behind him. It is pretty easy to block out the other whistles when you have one in your hand, so I had no idea where his players were going. The opposing coach was an old hand...
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    MLS 2018: More Barco Than Bite

    Another season. Another early defensive red card for the Revs.
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    Don Garber's MLS Crew: 2017-18 MLS Offseason Thread

    Lee Nyugen did not report to preseason training camp. Always a good start to the season.