The Professional Soccer Referee Association

...To many soccer referees in the United States and Canada, the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) represents the group of elite match officials who work in Major League Soccer (MLS). But that is just one part of PSRA. Since 2009, the organization has been a pivotal force in raising the re ← Older posts

Chris Strickland Announces Retirement

...Chris Strickland has announced his retirement from officiating, ending a career which included all 21 seasons of MLS to date. Strickland, who was a FIFA Assistant Referee from 2002 through 2011, worked a total of 295 games in MLS, including 22 MLS Cup Playoff games. Strickland began his professio ← Older posts

Get to Know: Terry Vaughn

...Recently, Terry Vaughn has been doing a little better. An addition on the house has given the Vaughns the wheelchair ramp that is now necessary. His new wheelchair is allowing him to venture out more, and perhaps most importantly, Iowa Wrestling has started up again. ← Older posts

Sean Hurd Announces Retirement

...Sean Hurd has announced his retirement from officiating, ending a career which included 11 seasons in MLS, 8 years on the FIFA panel, and a selection to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.   Hurd, who resides in Jacksonville Beach, Flor ← Older posts

2016 Playoffs

...As the professional seasons in North America come to a close, the PSRA would like to congratulate all of our members who worked a Championship or Playoff assignment in the various professional leagues in the US & Canada during 2016. League Championship crews: MLS Cup R - Alan Kel ← Older posts

The Role of Mentoring in Referee Development

...“It’s all about giving back and paying it forward.” That’s a common remark you’ll hear from most professional soccer referees. Every referee remembers where they started out and the fellow referees who helped them to get where they wanted to go as an official. That mindset is one of the ← Older posts

Open Cup Final 2016

...The PSRA would like to congratulate members Baldomero Toledo (CA-S), Sean Hurd (FL), Adam Wienckowski (MD), Sorin Stoica (OH-N), and Kyle Atkins (KS) on their appointment to the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final. For Sean, Sorin, and Kyle, this is their f ← Older posts

PSRA is on Twitter

...The PSRA is happy to announce that we are now on Twitter. Follow us for news & updates about the PSRA, our members, & the soccer community. @PSRAOfficials

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MLS Cup 2015: PRO announce refereeing crew for final

...The 2015 MLS Cup will see Columbus Crew and Portland Timbers go head-to-head at MAPFRE Stadium, and PRO's Jair Marrufo will referee the game after the Organization named him as the center official for Sunday's showdown (4pm EDT) Marrufo will be assisted at a sold-out stadium by Peter Manikowski (AR ← Older posts

PSRA All-Star Appointment

...PSRA Members Ismail Elfath, Jeff Muschik, Brian Dunn, Sorin Stoica and Michael Rottersman have been assigned to the MLS All-Star game in Colorado July 29th. The All-Stars will take on Tottenham Hotspur at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Congratulations to our Members for their selection! ← Older posts