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Leagues: MLS

/ 4 days ago

Youth and college referees step in to officiate 2024 MLS games

The 2024 season of Major League Soccer has begun with a lockout of referees. Due to the failure of the Professional Referees Organization (PRO) and the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, MLS has used substitute referees in all of its games. Just as the season was about to […]

Inter Miami CF

/ 10 days ago

MLS to start 2024 season with replacement referees

MLS referees withdrew from the 2024 season's first week of the season after the rejection of a collective bargaining deal. In fact, it has since caused widespread confusion. The outcome is that the league has had to bring in substitutes at the eleventh hour. Almost all members of the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) voted […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 10 days ago

Premier League club hires ref analyst to help with VAR decisions

Nottingham Forest has taken a bold step forward by bringing in Mark Clattenburg to help them navigate the unpredictable world of soccer officiating. In elite-level refereeing, his name is almost a byword. The 48-year-old has a stellar 13-year Premier League career under his belt. He has also managed the complex dynamics of the Champions League […]

English Football

/ 25 days ago

Sheffield Utd coach claims officials ref bottom clubs differently

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has plans to hold talks with Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) regarding a perceived bias against his club. The organization is currently responsible for refereeing in English professional soccer. Wilder made the announcement during a recent press conference leading up to their matchup Aston Villa on Saturday. The coach […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 28 days ago

Premier League VAR rules undergo significant change for 2024-25

Premier League officials are contemplating a historic change that would usher in a new era of VAR in soccer. Officials in the Premier League would supposedly explain VAR decisions to spectators during gameplay. President Howard Webb of PGMOL is leading the charge on this project. It seeks to restore faith in the league's officials by […]

Carlo Ancelotti

/ 32 days ago

Endless conflicts: Ancelotti fires back at Barca with Negreira dig

Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona, made the assertion earlier this week that Real Madrid are often favored in La Liga and that others are not treated fairly, leading Carlo Ancelotti to respond, citing the Negreira case. In the previous matchday, Los Blancos were down 2-0 after the first 45 minutes. However, with the help of […]


/ 35 days ago

Real Madrid's VAR leak prompts Spanish FA to file complaint

The new week has seen the continuation of the aftermath of Sunday's contentious match between Real Madrid and Almeria. It is because a VAR audio from two distinct events during the La Liga encounter went public without authorization. Against last-place Almeria at home last weekend in the Spanish league, Real Madrid almost avoided a humiliating […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 75 days ago

Premier League beefs up diversity with new referee assignments

The Premier League announced its newest referee assignments for later in December. It is bringing the first female referee ever and the first black referee in 15 years. It marks a watershed moment in the league's history. A first for the Premier League, Sam Allison will become the first Black official to officiate a game. […]

Crystal Palace

/ 80 days ago

Hodgson hints at retirement after controversial loss to Liverpool

A loss to Crystal Palace has given former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson an opportunity to vent his displeasure with the sport. Despite falling down early on Saturday at Selhurst Park, Liverpool rallied to win the Premier League match 2-1. Thanks to Mohamed Salah's 200th goal for the club and an injury-time strike from replacement Harvey […]

Atletico Madrid

/ 84 days ago

Accusations of referee spying lead to bizarre fine for Barcelona

Controversy ensued after Barcelona's victory against Atletico Madrid on Sunday. In last weekend’s Matchday 15 of La Liga play in Spain, Barcelona edged over Atletico Madrid by a hair. Assisted by Raphinha, Joao Felix scored the game-winning goal from close range in the 28th minute. Xavi Hernandez’s players rose to 34 points, putting them in […]


/ 111 days ago

Premier League panel debates Newcastle-Arsenal ref decisions

The Independent Key Match Incidents Panel, a group introduced by the Premier League, has voiced their opinions on various refereeing decisions in the English top flight from last week. Undoubtedly most interest regarding the latest controversy in the Premier League involved a matchup between Arsenal and Newcastle. The Magpies narrowly edged a traveling Arsenal side […]