Randy Vogt has donated $10,000 to the U.S. Soccer Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Randy Vogt’s Facebook page)
In the past four decades Randy Vogt has officiated more than 10,000 soccer games — from pro matches in front of thousands to six-year-olds cheered on by enthusiastic parents.
On Tuesday night, the Syosset, N.Y. resident officiated his 10,000th game at Futsal 516 in Jericho, N.Y.
Vogt started officiating as a 16-year-old.
Asked how many leagues he has refereed in, Vogt replied, “Too numerous to name, at every level of play, but by far the most games in my career were in the Long Island Junior Soccer League.”
Vogt stated that Bill Rosu in New Jersey said he officiated more 10,000 soccer games. “But I don’t believe that he had transcribed all the games on a game log as I did as I took my notes and typed them up during 2015,” he added.