No U.S. refs at Cup a sign of bigger problem
May 10, 2006
By Frank Dell'Apa
This is not a complete indictment of the United States soccer system, but there should be an internal alarm. The selection of World Cup referees is not only about ability, but also about politics, and apparently, there are weaknesses in the U.S. system on both counts.
Most disturbing is the breakup of progress. ...