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By FRANCO PANIZO
The referee assignments for the upcoming Conference finals matches are in.
Professional Referee Organization (PRO) announced on Thursday the officiating crews for next weekend’s decisive legs in the Eastern and Western Conferences finals. The referee for the Sporting Kansas City-Houston Dynamo clash at Sporting Park on Nov. 23 will be Baldomero Toledo. Mark Geiger will serve as the main official for the Portland Timbers-Real Salt Lake duel at JELD-WEN Field a day later.
Toledo and Geiger both officiated matches during the final leg of the Conference semifinals. Toledo was in charge of Real Salt Lake’s home tilt vs. the LA Galaxy, and Geiger oversaw the New England Revolution’s visit to Sporting KC.
Here are the complete officiating crews for the decisive legs in the Conference finals:
Eastern Conference Championship final leg 2
Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo
Sporting Park (7:30pm ET)
REFEREE: BALDOMERO TOLEDO
ASST 1: Kermit Quisenberry
ASST 2: Frank Anderson
4TH: Edvin Jurisevic
Western Conference Championship final leg 2
Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake
JELD-WEN Field (9:00pm ET)
REFEREE: MARK GEIGER
ASST 1: Sean Hurd
ASST 2: Corey Parker
4TH: Jair Marrufo
What do you think of these referee assignments? Happy or worried? Crossing your fingers so that your club’s match doesn’t end in controversy?
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