The trio got the opening match and a quarter final, but was send home afterwards – the US team reached the final. The team was disappointed, but had many good experiences. “We’ve loved every minute of the games and we owe a large part of that to your support”, they say on their blog.
The South African World Cup has ended more than a week ago, but there’s another World Cup going on in Germany. The female U20 talents are playing to become the world’s best. Forty officials are taking care of the matches.
Tonight Korea DPR plays against Sweden in Augsburg with three North American officials: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada) and Veronica Perez and Marlene Duffy (both assistants from the USA). “This match could be a very exciting match! We are happy to have another opportunity to work with Carol Anne and to receive another assignment in the tournament”, writes Duffy on their blog.
Duffy, Radzik (4th official from Poland), Chenard and Perez. Photo from personal blog of American assistants.
The match tonight will be the second appointment for the trio. They officiated also in the match between Germany and Colombia which ended in 3-1. “It was an exciting match, full of decisions down to the final minutes of the match. 15,000 fans attended the match, and the atmosphere was loud and absolutely great”, they wrote.
Veronica Perez Role: Assistant Referee Country: USA Date of Birth: 31.10.1979 Height: 168 cm Occupation: ? Mother tongue: English Other languages: Spanish International since: 2008
Marlene Duffy Role: Assistant Referee Country: USA Date of Birth: 04.08.1979 Height: 160 cm Occupation: Geologist Mother tongue: English Other languages: Spanish International since: 2008