Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Dream Come True

Finally it has happened.  USA in the final and the USA referee crew in the 3th/4th place match at the World Cup.  The ultimate representation of the USA on the world stage at every level in soccer (playing, coaching & officiating).

My dream since I set my sights on becoming a FIFA referee back in 1994 and I couldn't be happier to share the experience with my amazing USA referee crew Veronica & Marlene.

Please tune in to cheer us on Saturday, ESPN2 11am PST (11:30 kick-off).

Despite not competing for 1st place, these teams are going to want to win.  No one wants to go home so close to being in the history books.  We we are bracing ourselves for a fast and competitive match.  Always be 100% prepared for every game and take no assignment for granted, no matter how big or how small.

We plan to give it our all and make the USA proud!


  1. Good luck!
    Who will be the 4th/5th Official?

    All the best!

  2. The fourth official is from Mexico and the 5th official (reserve AR) is from Uruguay.

  3. Congrats on the honor, its gotta be a dream come true to be doing the 3rd place game while your home team is in the final

  4. Congratulations, Kari. We SF Bay Area refs are very proud of you.

  5. Kermit's Mom and Dad say congratulations to all of you. Gordon had been saying you all would be doing 3/4th place and the good ole USA would be in the finals. Have a safe trip back home.
    Gordon and Estelle

  6. Thanks for the info, Mrs Seitz.
    I see in your blog that you are enjoying the time here.
    All the best for the last match!


  7. I share Dan's sentiment make us very proud! I am wishing nothing but an excellent day for you and your team Saturday...go get them!

  8. Go Marlene! This is huge...all your hard work as a ref is paying off!

  9. Kari - you are a profoundly high point from which all may draw inspiration, deserving of admiration both professionally and personally. Humbly, you have both my admiration and gratitude. Thank you for being you - both at Rockford where we shared a pitch to you on the world's stage. Always, may no injury or controversy come. Live large and profoundly well, and to your family as well...
    Warmest regards, F

  10. Way to go Mumu!


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