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Soccer: The Ultimate TEAM Sport

Even the greatest players of all times rely on their teammates to make soccer beautiful. The saying “There is no ‘I’ in ‘TEAM’” is perfectly exemplified in a game of soccer.

Sure, there are very exciting plays in history accomplished by individual players. Many people will remember George Weah for the astonishing goal he scored for Milan in 1996. But it is certainly the exception and not the rule. Scoring a goal, especially a beautiful one, usually requires a team effort. The goal scored by Carlos Alberto in the final match against Italy in the 1970 World Cup is the perfect example of this.

 

Everyday Ballers - FIFA Referee Edition

Soccer referee gear

Name: Nick U.

From: Atlanta, GA, USA

Role: FIFA and MLS Referee

 Why did you become a Referee?

Soccer is a passion of mine - I played for 20+ years and always had a goal to be involved with the sport in any capacity. When I was just 11 years old, my dad used to officiate our local Sunday amateur league. He would always invite me to watch, but instead of just watching, I ended up grabbing a tree branch to use as my flag and start to mirror his movement and mechanics.