Noted historian and author Stanley Lover brings his unique perspective to soccer issues past and present. Learn how historic events have shaped today’s game and how the role of officials has changed. Lover adds his own advice to upgrade your onfield performance. Topics covered in Masterclass include:
– Reading the Game: The uncertainty of a soccer game is one of its major attractions. Lover offers hints that will help you prepare for that next big call.
– Gamesmanship or Cheating? There is a difference between the two. Lover examines the differences, gives you tips to help recognize them and offers advice on how to deal with players guilty of either.
– The Trial and Triumph of Esse Baharmast. On June 23, 1998, U.S. credibility in world soccer hung by a slender thread. Lover recounts the story.
– Thirty Years On: What’s Changed? Lover dissects the issues behind the changing world of soccer and explains how referees must adapt to keep pace.