Match Officials Appointed for 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup

Match Officials Appointed for 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup

As part of their preparation for the continental competition, the 56 elite officials have all participated in a 5-day candidate course which included technical sessions on the field with players, as well as classroom sessions reviewing match situations.

  • The 16th edition of the Gold Cup will be the first to use VAR and feature two female Assistant Referees.

 

Miami, FL – Concacaf has announced the Referees, Assistant Referees and Video Assistant Referees that have been selected to participate in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.

As part of their preparation for the continental competition, the 56 elite officials have all participated in a 5-day candidate course which included technical sessions on the field with players, as well as classroom sessions reviewing match situations (offside, handball, challenges, and penalty area incidents).  Additionally, all officials were required to successfully complete two fitness tests (same tests required for FIFA World Cup Referees and Assistant Referees).

“The Concacaf Gold Cup referee team will be very well prepared for our region’s most prestigious men’s national team competition,” said Concacaf Director of Refereeing Brian Hall. "The referees have been selected based on their on-field performances, as well as their preparation in the courses conducted ahead of the competition. The referees are relishing the prospect of officiating in this tournament and when the first whistle is blown, they will be ready to play their part in the 2021 Gold Cup.”

REFEREES

Drew FISCHER (CAN)

Juan Gabriel CALDERON (CRC)

Ricardo MONTERO (CRC)

Reon RADIX (GRN)

Bryan LOPEZ (GUA)

Mario ESCOBAR (GUA)

Said MARTINEZ (HON)

Selvin BROWN (HON)

Daneon PARCHMENT (JAM)

Oshane NATION (JAM)

Adonai ESCOBEDO (MEX)

Cesar RAMOS (MEX)

Fernando GUERRERO (MEX)

Fernando HERNANDEZ (MEX)

Ismael CORNEJO (SLV)

Ivan BARTON (SLV)

Armando VILLARREAL (USA)

Ismail ELFATH (USA)

Jair MARRUFO (USA)

ASSISTANT REFEREES

Iroots APPLETON (ATG)

Micheal BARWEGEN (CAN)

Juan Carlos MORA (CRC)

William ARRIETA (CRC)

Gerson LOPEZ (GUA)

Christian RAMIREZ (HON)

Roney SALINAS (HON)

Walter LOPEZ (HON)

Nicholas ANDERSON (JAM)

Ojay DUHANEY (JAM)

Jassett KERR (JAM)

Alberto MORIN (MEX)

Michel MORALES (MEX)

Miguel HERNANDEZ (MEX)

Henri PUPIRO (NCA)

David MORAN (SLV)

Geovany GARCIA (SLV)

Juan Francisco ZUMBA (SLV)

Zachari ZEEGELAAR (SUR)

Caleb WALES (TRI)

Corey PARKER (USA)

Frank ANDERSON (USA)

Kathryn NESBITT (USA)

Kyle ATKINS (USA)

Logan BROWN (USA)

VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREES

Dave GANTAR (CAN)

Angel MONROY (MEX)

Arturo CRUZ (MEX)

Carlos AYALA (MEX)

Erick MIRANDA (MEX)

Joel RANGEL (MEX)

Leon Vicente BARAJAS (MEX)

Tatiana GUZMAN (NCA)

Allen CHAPMAN (USA)

Chris PENSO (USA)

Edvin JURISEVIC (USA)

Tim FORD (USA)

A number of Referees will also be appointed as Video Assistant Referees.

Individual match appointments will be made public on Concacaf.com, 24 hours prior to each match.

The Concacaf Referee Committee also reviewed and approved the participation of referees from Concacaf’s Targeted Advanced Referee Program (TARP). TARP referees are part of the development strategy of the Confederation and will have the opportunity of training with elite officials in order to prepare for future competitions.

TARP REFEREES

Pierre-Luc LAUZIERE (CAN)

Benjamin PINEDA (CRC)

Keylor HERRERA (CRC)

Diego MONTAÑO (MEX)

Jose TORRES (PUR)

Tristley BASSUE (SKN)

Nima SAGHAFI (USA)

Rubiel VAZQUEZ (USA)