Video: Ever wonder what it's like to be a referee?

Video: Ever wonder what it's like to be a referee?

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Video: Ever wonder what it's like to be a referee?

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Photo by Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports

Photo by Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports

Being a soccer referee is a tough job. It takes a mental and physical toll to keep up with 22 athletes on the pitch while also trying to make sound judgments.

Referees often take a verbal beating, and on rare occasions, even face physical confrontation, but in a profession where subjectivity needs to as objective as possible, there’s really no winning to being an official sometimes.

So in case you were wondering what it’s like to be a referee in MLS, the Professional Referee Organization provided a behind-the-scenes look at that experience, courtesy of Fox Soccer.

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