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PRO representatives assigned to CONCACAF Olympic Games qualifiers

Jan 21, 2016


Image: PRO's Felisha Mariscal in MLS action

Four representatives of PRO have been informed of their assignments to the qualification tournament for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
 
Women's referee Margaret Domka and assistants Felisha Mariscal and Kathryn Nesbitt have been assigned as officials in the CONCACAF Zone qualifiers, which take place in February.
 
PRO Women's Referee Manager Sandra Serafini, meanwhile, has been appointed as a Referee Assessor for the tournament.
 
“The quality of women's soccer in CONCACAF continues to improve rapidly,” Serafini told proreferees.com. 

“The competition among the officials is just as high as it is amongst the teams to perform at the level needed for selection to the Olympics. 

“We are very pleased to have such a dedicated contingent of officials representing PRO and U.S. Soccer.  

“All the hard work of the PRO support staff and the officials themselves in FIFA, MLS, and NWSL competitions give us utmost confidence in their ability to come together and excel during the tournament. 

“It is a great platform for them to demonstrate the skills they've developed from their intense preparation and training." 
 
All four will be active in Group B of the tournament - held at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, which is where the semifinals and final will also be staged.
 
Full details of groups and the schedule can be seen below.
 
Olympic Games Rio 2016 – Women's final tournament CONCACAF Zone
 
Group A (Toyota Stadium, Dallas)
 
Teams:
 
USA
Costa Rica
Puerto Rico
Mexico
 
Match schedule:
 
02/102016: Puerto Rico v Mexico (5pm)
02/10/2016: USA v Costa Rica (7.30pm)
02/13/2016: Costa Rica v Puerto Rico (12.30pm)
02/13/2016: Mexico v USA (3pm)
02/152016: Mexico v Costa Rica (5pm)
02/15/2016: USA v Puerto Rico (7.30pm)
02/19/2016: Semi-Final 1 - winner B v second A (4.30pm)
02/19/2016: Semi-Final 2 – winner A v second B (7.30pm)
02/21/2016: Final – winner SF1 v winner SF2 (4pm)
 
Group B (BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston)
 
Teams:
 
Canada
Guyana
Guatemala
Trinidad and Tobago
 
Match schedule:
 
02/11/2016: Guatemala v Trinidad and Tobago (5pm)
02/11/2016: Canada v Guyana (7.30pm)
02/14/2016: Guyana v Guatemala (12.30pm)
02/14/2016: Trinidad and Tobago v Canada (3pm)
02/16/2016: Trinidad and Tobago v Guyana (5pm)
02/16/2016: Canada v Guatemala (7.30pm)
02/19/2016: Semi-Final 1 - winner B v second A (4.30pm)
02/19/2016: Semi-Final 2 – winner A v second B (7.30pm)
02/21/2016: Final – winner SF1 v winner SF2 (4pm)


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