Program of Refereeing Excellence participants assigned games in Mexico

Referees (pictured) taking part in the Program of Refereeing Excellence will be working matches in Mexico from Feb. 10-12, 2017.

TOLUCA, Mexico – As a key component of the Program of Refereeing Excellence (PORE) that is currently being conducted in Mexico, seven referees from CONCACAF member associations will officiate five matches Friday through Sunday.

Working in conjunction with the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), CONCACAF is providing 13 top national-level referees an opportunity to be trained over an eight-week period by professional Mexican referees and FIFA instructors.

Participants are being assigned to work selected games in the lower FMF divisions commensurate with their level of refereeing. The program consists of two four-week sessions: the Introductory Course, which will run until February 28, and the Certification Course, which will take place September-October 2017.

PORE Referee Assignments
February 10-12, 2017

Friday – February 10, 2017
Pumas vs Pioneros, Segunda División
Referee: Steven Madrigal (Costa Rica)

Saturday – February 11, 2017
Club America v Puebla, Under-17
Referee: Oshane Nation (Jamaica)

Club America v Puebla, Under-20
Referee: Rubiel Vasques (USA)
4th Official: Reon Radix (Grenada)

Sunday – February 12, 2017
Toluca vs Veracruz, Under-17
Referee: Oliver Vergara (Panama)

Toluca vs Veracruz, Under-20
Referee: Ivan Barton (El Salvador)
4th Official: Nikolai Nyron (Trinidad & Tobago)