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Name: Baldomero Toledo

Date of Birth: 02/06/1970

Nationality: USA

Role: Referee

Professional Debut:
Kansas City Wizards vs. Colorado Rapids - Major League Soccer - 05/01/2004

Honors:
Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls - MLS Cup - 2008

FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids - MLS Cup - 2010

How did you get into officiating?
I began at the age of 13 when the school director asked me if I was interested to referee games within the school grounds. Right away I found my passion as a referee, and I have continued since then to fulfill my dream.

What was the biggest challenge you faced while progressing through the ranks to become an official?
To commit to traveling away from my family and my loved ones.

Who has had the biggest influence on your career and why?
My family have had the biggest influence in my life because of all the support they have given me.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?
When I became a FIFA referee.

What advice would you pass on to an aspiring official?
To always believe in your dreams.


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