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Attorney Christina Unkel scores big as an international soccer referee.

By Ilene Denton January 9, 2015

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A SOCCER PLAYER since age 5, Christina Unkel was captain of her college soccer team until she tore her ACL twice. Now 27 and a Sarasota-based business law, civil litigation, and sports, arts and entertainment attorney with the firm of Maglio Christopher & Toale, Unkel turned to refereeing—an avocation that took her to China in August for the Nanjing Youth Olympics Games as a FIFA referee. She’s also one of just three female referees who represent the United States Soccer Federation domestically and internationally… Read more

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