PRO Referee assignments for Week 1 in MLS
Chris Penso was last seen officiating the first leg of the Western Conference Final against the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids | Source: Brandon Farris - VAVEL USA

PRO Referee assignments for Week 1 in MLS

MLS is back! Let's take a look at who will be in charge of all 11 games this weekend.

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Chris Blakely

The 2017 MLS season kicks off on Friday, March 3 when the Portland Timbers take on one of MLS’ newest expansion teams in Minnesota United FC. The first week of MLS play will end when the Vancouver Whitecaps host the Philadelphia Union.

Let’s take a quick look at who the referees, assistant referees and fourth official will be for all 11 games this opening weekend.

03/03/2017

Portland Timbers vs Minnesota United
Providence Park (9:30 pm ET)
REF: Chris Penso
AR1: Jeremy Hanson
AR2: Cameron Blanchard
4TH: Baboucarr Jallow

03/04/2017

Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire
MAPFRE Stadium (2:00pm ET)
REF: Fotis Bazakos
AR1: Danny Thornberry
AR2: Kevin Klinger
4TH: Sorin Stoica

LA Galaxy vs FC Dallas
StubHub Center (4:00pm ET)
REF: Kevin Stott
AR1: Mike Rottersman
AR2: Craig Lowry
4TH: Alejandro Mariscal

Real Salt Lake vs Toronto FC
Rio Tinto Stadium (4:30 pm ET)
REF: Allen Chapman
AR1: Peter Manikowski
AR2: Jeffrey Hosking
4TH: Geoff Gamble

Colorado Rapids vs New England Revolution
Dick's Sporting Goods Park (6:00 pm ET)
REF: Jose Carlos Rivero
AR1: Apolinar Mariscal
AR2: Brian Poeschel
4TH: Younes Marrakchi

D.C. United vs Sporting Kansas City
RFK Stadium (7:00 pm ET)
REF: Robert Sibiga
AR1: Jeff Muschik
AR2: Eric Weisbrod
4TH: Alex Chilowicz

Ricardo Salazar will be in charge of the Houston Dynamo and Seattle Sounders game on Saturday in Houston | Source: Brandon Farris - VAVEL USA
Ricardo Salazar will be in charge of the Houston Dynamo and Seattle Sounders game on Saturday in Houston | Source: Brandon Farris - VAVEL USA

Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders
BBVA Compass Stadium (8:30 pm ET)
REF: Ricardo Salazar
AR1: Ian Anderson
AR2: Jeffrey Greeson
4TH: Nima Saghafi

San Jose Earthquakes vs Montreal Impact
Avaya Stadium (10:00pm ET)
REF: Baldomero Toledo
AR1: Corey Parker
AR2: Gianni Facchini
4TH: Daniel Radford

03/05/2017

Orlando City vs New York City
Orlando City Stadium (5:00 pm ET)
REF: Jair Marrufo
AR1: Corey Rockwell
AR2: Kyle Atkins
4TH: Marcos DeOliveira

Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls
Bobby Dodd Stadium (7:00 pm ET)
REF: Mark Geiger
AR1: CJ Morgante
AR2: Matthew Nelson
4TH: Ted Unkel

Alan Kelly will take charge of the Vancouver Whitecaps and Philadelphia Union game on Sunday to finish the Week 1 of the season. He was last seen officiating the MLS Cup Final between Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders | Source: Brandon Farris - VAVEL USA
Alan Kelly will take charge of the Vancouver Whitecaps and Philadelphia Union game on Sunday to finish the Week 1 of the season. He was last seen officiating the MLS Cup Final between Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders | Source: Brandon Farris - VAVEL USA

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Philadelphia Union
BC Place (9:30pm ET)
REF: Alan Kelly
AR1: Adam Wienckowski
AR2: Jason White
4TH: Dave Gantar

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