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Referee Timeline

1996 - The first Major League Soccer season.

2012 - March: U.S. Soccer and MLS created PRO.

2012 - March: Peter Walton appointed PRO General Manager.

2012 - October: www.proreferees.com launched.

2013 - The 100th referee since the inception of Major League Soccer in 1996 officiated an MLS game.

2013 - March: First full MLS season with PRO involvement kicked-off.

2013 - April: Inaugural NWSL season started, officiated by affiliated officials from PRO.

2014 - July: PRO joined forces with Match Analysis to improve performances.

2014 - October: Three PRO officials refereed in the inaugural Indian Super League.

2015 - November: Daltonic Films produced behind-the-scenes video with PRO, published by FOX Soccer > click here to watch.

2016 - February: TAG Heuer announced as official timekeeper of PRO.

2016 - March: PRO held first Referee Development Academy.

2016 - July: PRO partnered with TeamXStream to enhance training and development.

2016 - August: MLS approved by The IFAB for Video Assistant Referee testing in United Soccer League.

2016 - August: PRO officials made history with use of video replay technology in USL.


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