PRO unveils officiating crews for MLS’ Week 6

Alan Kelly, Caleb Mendez, Dimitar Chadarav, and Marc Lawrence

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The schedule for Week 6 in the MLS season includes several intriguing matches, and the referees who will officiate them have been announced.

Professional Referee Organization (PRO) named on Tuesday the officiating crews for this upcoming weekend’s matches and next Wednesday’s game between the New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union. Some of the men who have been put in charge with manning the middle include Dave Ganter (Toronto FC-Colorado Rapids), Alan Kelly (Union-Real Salt Lake) and Allen Chapman (D.C. United-Red Bulls).

Jair Marrufo and Baldomero Toledo have also been appointed matches. Marrufo will oversee the LA Galaxy-Vancouver Whitecaps clash and Toledo is set to ref the Portland Timbers-Chivas USA encounter.

Here is the full list of the officiating crews for MLS Week 6:

04/12/2014

Toronto FC vs. Colorado Rapids
BMO Field (4:00pm ET)
REFEREE: DAVE GANTAR
AR1: Philippe Briere
AR2: Richard Gamache
4TH: Justin Tasev

Montreal Impact vs. Chicago Fire
Olympic Stadium (4:00pm ET)
REFEREE: JOSE CARLOS RIVERO
AR1: Daniel Belleau
AR2: Scott Kachmarik
4TH: Drew Fischer

Philadelphia Union vs. Real Salt Lake
PPL Park (4:00pm ET)
REFEREE: ALAN KELLY
AR1: Adam Wienckowski
AR2: Brian Dunn
4TH: Silviu Petrescu

New England Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo
Gillette Stadium (5:00pm ET)
REFEREE: EDVIN JURISEVIC
AR1: James Conlee
AR2: Peter Balciunas
4TH: Robert Sibiga

D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls
RFK Stadium (7:00pm ET)
REFEREE: ALLEN CHAPMAN
AR1: Corey Parker
AR2: Matthew Nelson
4TH: Hilario Grajeda

FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders
Toyota Stadium (8:30pm ET)
REFEREE: JUAN GUZMAN
AR1: Ian Anderson
AR2: Jonathan Johnson
4TH: Alejandro Mariscal

Portland Timbers vs. Chivas USA
Providence Park (10:30pm ET)
REFEREE: BALDOMERO TOLEDO
AR1: Matthew Kreitzer
AR2: Kevin Klinger
4TH: Daniel Radford

Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
StubHub Center (10:30pm ET)
REFEREE: JAIR MARRUFO
AR1: Adam Garner
AR2: Mark Cahen
4TH: Ricardo Salazar

04/13/2014

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Columbus Crew
Buck Shaw Stadium (3:00pm ET)
REFEREE: KEVIN STOTT
AR1: Corey Rockwell
AR2: Anthony Vasoli
4TH: Yader Reyes

04/16/2014

New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union
Red Bull Arena (7:30pm ET)
REFEREE: RICARDO SALAZAR
AR1: Peter Manikowski
AR2: Craig Lowry
4TH: Jorge Gonzalez

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What do you think of the officiating crews for Week 6? Happy with the referees that have been chosen for your team’s game?

Share your thoughts below.

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9 Responses to PRO unveils officiating crews for MLS’ Week 6

  1. bb says:

    There is only one referee’s name that i know. And as long as he isn’t officiating the Sounders game I’m happy.

    • Austin from Austin says:

      Yup, He helped us out last week I guess, but I’m glad we’ll have a good ref so no one blames officiating when FCD run riot on your flounders!

      • bb says:

        haha, nice. Is this ref a good one? I think the guy who did Sounders v Timbers last week did a great job. Announcers said he was the current MLS Ref of the year.

        Side note, being from Austin who do most people in the area typically root for, Houston or Dallas?

  2. SE says:

    Can we get the fantasy picks for these? Thanks.

  3. reignman says:

    How is Salazar still allowed to ref? Horrendous

  4. Raymon says:

    As a ref, I appreciate this new feature. How about SBI start naming a “SBI MLS Officiating Crew of the Week”, and videos of “Must See Calls”?

    • Vik says:

      Seems fair. If we’re gonna tear apart bad decisions, it’s only fair we applaud difficult but correct ones.

  5. Rex says:

    This may be MLS 2.0, but we are still in PRO 1.0. I echo what JK and others have said this year. Too many top players are getting hurt. Brad Davis went down for Houston last week to add to the count.