PRO releases MLS referee assignments for Week 2 (March 9-10)

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In one of the new developments for 2013 from the Professional Referees Organization, the recently founded group has started releasing the MLS officiating assignments. We're big fans of this. Because referees are often talking points, so the more informed everyone is, the better.

Here are the referee assignments for Week 2.  

SATURDAY

Toronto FC vs. Sporting Kansas City
Rogers Centre (1:30pm ET)
REFEREE: FOTIS BAZAKOS
ASST 1: Peter Manikowski
ASST 2: Corey Parker
4TH: Silviu Petrescu

D.C. United vs. Real Salt Lake
RFK Stadium (7:00pm ET)
REFEREE: SORIN STOICA
ASST 1: Adam Wienckowski
ASST 2: James Conlee
4TH: Jose Carlos Rivero

Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution
Toyota Park (7:30pm ET)
REFEREE: HILARIO GRAJEDA
ASST 1: Kermit Quisenberry
ASST 2: Paul Scott
4TH: Jorge Gonzalez

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Columbus Crew
BC Place (7:30pm ET)
REFEREE: DREW FISCHER
ASST 1: Kevin Duliba
ASST 2: Jeremy Hanson
4TH: Tyler Ploeger

Colorado Rapids vs. Philadelphia Union
Dick's Sporting Goods Park (8:00pm ET)
REFEREE: ISMAIL ELFATH
ASST 1: Frank Anderson
ASST 2: Baboucarr Jallow
4TH: Allen Chapman

Portland Timbers vs. Montreal Impact
Jeld-Wen Field (10:30pm ET)
REFEREE: EDVIN JURISEVIC
ASST 1: Anthony R Vasoli
ASST 2: Eric Boria
4TH: Daniel Radford

SUNDAY

Chivas USA vs. FC Dallas
Home Depot Center (5:00pm ET)
REFEREE: ARMANDO VILLARREAL
ASST 1: Gregory Barkey
ASST 2: Brian Poeschel
4TH: Jair Marrufo

San Jose Earthquakes vs. New York Red Bulls
Buck Shaw Stadium (10:00pm ET)
REFEREE: RICARDO SALAZAR
ASST 1: Ian Anderson
ASST 2: Mike Kampmeinert
4TH: Baldomero Toledo