Said (Say-eed) joined the United States Indoor Soccer Association as its Director of Officials in 1999. An Egyptian native, Said started his soccer officiating career in 1982 with the United States Soccer Federation and the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association.
His professional indoor soccer experience includes the World Indoor Soccer League (1999 – 2002), Toys ‘R’ Us Victory Tour (US Women’s National Team vs. the World Team; 1999), the World Indoor Championship (Mexico City, Mexico; 1997), Continental Indoor Soccer League (1993 – 1997), and Major Indoor Soccer League (1982 – 1992). Said also has extensive experience as a referee and referee instructor at youth and amateur levels, including for private indoor sports facilities, regional soccer associations, and the Boys & Girls Club of America.
Said received his Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from Hellwan University, Cairo, Egypt (1974), and his Masters of Business Administration from National University in San Diego, California (1998). He and his wife Lili and daughter Paulene live in Carlsbad, California in San Diego County.