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We will be interviewing the men and women that enforce the laws of the game on the field and those that work behind the scenes.

May 2016

Superstitions and pre-game rituals – Jose Carlos Rivero

Sorin Stoica eager to rediscover form after return from injury

April 2016

Mathieu Bourdeau: Working hard for more opportunities with PRO

NWSL officials primed for new campaign following preseason camp

Police officer to MLS referee – Sorin Stoica's story (part two)

March 2016

A red card, two penalties, and a memorable MLS debut for Nima Saghafi

Karen Abt and Deleana Quan enjoy successful CONCACAF U17 Championships

Police officer to MLS referee – Sorin Stoica's story (part one)

Hilario Grajeda excited for action ahead of MLS return

Logan Brown ready to open 'new chapter' with PRO

February 2016

Assistant referee Eric Weisbrod hungry for more in 2016

TAG Heuer announced as official timekeeper of PRO

PRO renew agreement with Match Analysis to assess performance of officials

PRO kick-off 2016 with successful preseason training camp

January 2016

Family, full-time, FIFA – Ted Unkel reflects on a busy few months

Greg Barkey 'striving for the best' in new role as Manager of Assistant Referees

December 2015

'Success with no regrets' - Bill Dittmar calls time on 20-year officiating career

Whom you know: Getting to know PRO's Paul Rejer

Toronto Sun: MLS commissioner Don Garber discusses refereeing standards and attitudes

Jair Marrufo ready to 'bring his all' to MLS Cup 2015

November 2015

Ethan Steinman delighted after release of behind the scenes film with PRO

Alan Kelly honored to experience first final in North America

George Gansner turns attentions to family after announcing retirement 

MLS Assistant Referee of the Year Corey Parker reflects on 'remarkable' season

Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho enjoying the moment ahead of NASL Championship game

Alan Kelly praises PRO colleagues after being voted MLS Referee of the Year

October 2015

USL Championship referee Nima Saghafi thankful for experience across the leagues

VIDEO: Ever wondered what it's like to be a referee?

Katja Koroleva looks ahead to international honors after domestic success

PRO's Dave Gantar to referee in the 2015 Hero Indian Super League

Jennifer Garner excited for NWSL future after Championship game

Ted Unkel speaks of 'immense pride' after refereeing U.S. Open Cup Final

September 2015

Amanda Ross excited by NWSL Championship Game assignment

PRO officials support MLS Works Soccer Kicks Cancer

PRO assistant referee Paul Scott accepts new role with CONCACAF

Ted Unkel enjoying life as a PRO center referee

August 2015

Robert Sibiga feels improvement under the guidance of PRO

How a yellow card in 1988 changed Mark Kadlecik’s life

PRO referee Hilario Grajeda nearing MLS comeback

July 2015

Ismail Elfath: “It’s an honor to be in charge of the All-Star game”

Hydration breaks in MLS, with PRO's Jose Carlos Rivero

A day in the life of PRO's MLS referee Alan Kelly

Corey Rockwell honored to reach 200 MLS assignments

PRO officials give insight to the next generation

Peter Manikowski ready for 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup

June 2015

MLS debut worth the wait for Robert Sibiga

Jeremy Hanson enjoyed Levi’s Stadium challenges

Margaret Domka prepares for 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

May 2015

Eight PRO officials selected for Gold Cup

Mentor Younes Marrakchi salutes heroic young referee

PRO appoint Sandra Serafini as Women's Referee Manager

April 2015

“Expect the unexpected” - Ismail Elfath was ready for the rain in Texas

From the classroom to the soccer field - PRO’s Andrew Bigelow is combining work with pleasure

PRO to hold clinic for select group of referee assessors

Katja Koroleva expecting high standard in NWSL

Preparation key for Marcos De Oliveira on a special occasion in Jacksonville

PRO's Hilario Grajeda giving back to the community

March 2015

Mark Cahen benefitted from international debut in Indian Super League

Alan Kelly honored to be a part of Orlando City versus New York City

Kevin Stott prepares for a record-breaking season

PRO training camp: Offside discussions

February 2015

Preseason camp sets tone for new season of working together

January 2015

VIDEO: PRO General Manager Peter Walton discusses 2015

December 2014

Family and fitness the offseason focus for PRO's Joe Fletcher

Phenomenal year for PRO's Brian Hall

Baldomero Toledo honored to represent PRO in ISL

VIDEO: PRO General Manager Peter Walton looks ahead to 2015

November 2014

PRO’s Anderson brothers fully focused on Eastern Conference Championship

Christina Unkel and Amanda Ross assigned to Central American and Caribbean Games Final

VIDEO: PRO General Manager Peter Walton reviews 2014

PRO GM Peter Walton positive about video replays

2014 MLS Cup Playoffs - Assignments explained

October 2014

The rise of the Mariscal name in the PRO ranks

Positive effect of PRO referee program highlighted at CONCACAF Symposium

Adam Garner delighted to receive international recognition

PRO's Dan Fitzgerald is ready to step up

Ted Unkel thrilled at becoming the man in the MLS middle

September 2014

Michael Kennedy enjoying the rise of the Professional Referee Organization

NWSL Championship Game assignment a privilege for Danielle Chesky

August 2014

PRO officials receive nutritional fine-tuning

Jennifer Garner and Karen Abt take charge of CONCACAF U-15 Championships

Jair Marrufo reflects on a special night in Portland

MLS All-Star game is Corey Parker's highest honor

Claudiu Badea ready for MLS All-Star game

George Gansner to officiate his 200th MLS game

Mark Geiger hopes the world's eyes are open to North American refereeing

July 2014

Eric Boria's Brazilian experience

Sporting KC's Peter Vermes impressed by PRO project

PRO's George Gansner steps down from the FIFA panel

PRO assistant referee Joe Fletcher looks ahead to the next World Cup

From Jacksonville to Rio – Sean Hurd’s World Cup journey

PRO World Cup assistant referee Joe Fletcher talks about the famous handshake snub

Jair Marrufo delighted to be rewarded with MLS All-Star assignment

PRO's Greg Barkey becomes first AR to reach 300 MLS regular season games

Christina Unkel gets first FIFA assignment

PRO chairman Jim Brown happy with progress

Margaret Domka honored by FIFA Women's U20 World Cup assignment

June 2014

Sandra Serafini: Officials take nothing for granted

PRO's Juan Guzman focused on improvement

May 2014

Referees need to be soccer students - Brian Hall

March 2014

Peter Walton highlights PRO's key initiatives for 2014

MLS can rival European leagues, says PRO's Alan Kelly

February 2014

Brian Hall excited by PRO challenge

Mark Geiger excited to fulfil World Cup dream

December 2013

Peter Walton sets sights on further improvement

Cup joy for Hilario Grajeda

Hilario Grajeda expresses gratitude ahead of MLS Cup

Friends, family and faith the key for MLS Cup Assistants

November 2013

Fotis Bazakos grateful for Greek genes in Movember

Officials ready for end-of-season games

October 2013

Christina Unkel ready for next step

Fitness the focus - Matt Hawkey

Peter Walton looking for positive end to season

September 2013

PRO among America's elite officiating organizations

Michael Kennedy blossoming behind the scenes

Jose Carlos Rivero aiming high

August 2013

NWSL final just the beginning - Sandra Serafini

Nelson Rodriguez happy with PRO direction

July 2013

“All-Star game my highest honor," says Hilario Grajeda

Peter Walton: Camps the catalyst for improvement

PRO and NWSL breathe new life into US female officiating - Sandra Serafini

Matt Hawkey predicts bright future

Politics, pizza, patrol and PRO –  Chris Penso's been busy

March 2013

Matt Hawkey pleased with progress

Peter Walton: We're off

January 2013

Paul Rejer relishing challenge ahead

Michael Kennedy settling into role

NWSL provides PRO with "great opportunity", believes Peter Walton

December 2012

Silviu Petrescu pleased with performance

November 2012

VIDEO: General Manager reflects on opening eight months

Silvio Petrescu's prepared for "biggest moment"

Peter Walton: "A long-term building process"

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