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Officials celebrate MLS milestones

Sep 23, 2013

Three PRO officials recently reached milestones in their MLS regular season games.

Referee Jorge Gonzales whistled his 100th MLS game on July 7th at Columbus Crew Stadium, in Crew’s match against the Portland Timbers. Jorge started his MLS career in 2006 and, since then, he has officiated seven playoff matches.

Assistant Referee Paul Scott worked his 200th MLS game on August 31st when New York Red Bulls faced DC United at the Red Bulls Arena. Paul has officiated in the league since its inception in 1996, making him one of the most experienced officials in PRO’s ranks. He has worked eight playoff matches.

Another Assistant Referee, Kermit Quisenberry, also worked his 200th MLS game, on July 27th at Stade Saputo in Montreal where the Impact hosted Sporting Kansas City. 

Like Scott, Kermit has also officiated in the MLS since 1996. In addition to being assigned to 18 playoff games, he was assigned to the MLS Cup finals in 2004 and 2008.

PRO General Manager Peter Walton said: "Being able to recognize these three officials for their contribution to both MLS and PRO is very pleasing. I hope to be able to make many more such presentations in the seasons to come."

The accomplishments of the three PRO officials were recognized at the PRO training camp in Dallas on September 20th.

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