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    Default About the Referee for Saturday's Match

    Jorge Gonzalez: 17 games; FC/gm: 28.1; Y/gm: 4.2; R: 5; pens: 6

    I know this is information already posted with the game thread but I wanted to look deeper into these specific stats for referees. I've been keeping track of them for the past few weeks or so. Here is what I see, compared to other MLS officials:

    Fouls per game: low
    Yellows per game: a bit on the high side
    Reds: ever so slightly higher than average
    Penalties: pretty average

    So what does this tell us? He's pretty ordinary but challenges would seem to warrant a caution for less severe infractions as he whips out the yellow faster than others. This may be of a concern for the team who plays physically, and especially for players like Danny Dichio or Tyrone Marshall. Will fans at RFK help "sell" the call to the referee or will he be wary of a strong biased crowd and be more in TFC's favour? The latter instance happened quite a bit at BMO last year.
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    He does a lot of NCAA games on the east coast

    He's ruined a lot of games because of his inconsistency

    He's not FIFA level yet, I think he just got his National badge from the USSF last season

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    Ruined? Wow. Everyone talks about officiating and how it sucks from everyone's point of view (nothing surprising there). I was thinking that it would be interesting to bring a top referee from a European league somewhere and see how they call an MLS game. That'd be interesting to see.

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    Yeah, for one they'd stay on the play. Can't count the number of times MLS officials are 20 yards behind the play or at a poor vantage point.

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    That will be a great idea to bring 4 referees ( 2 linesmen + a centre refere + 4th official) from Europe to officiate an MLS game and compare with the level.
    We should mention that to MLS and maybe they can send an invite to some during the summer (It's quite in Europe cuz all the leagues are in off season)

 

 

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