Professional Referee Organization releases referee assignments for 2014 MLS opening weekend

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The Professional Referee Organization has announced the referee assignments for the opening weekend of the 2014 MLS season on March 8 and 9. 

Saturday, March 8

Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City
CenturyLink Field (3 pm ET)
REFEREE: MARK GEIGER
AR1: Sean Hurd
AR2: Frank Anderson
4TH: Tyler Ploeger

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew
RFK Stadium (7 pm ET)
REFEREE: DREW FISCHER
AR1: Adam Wienckowski
AR2: Gregory Barkey
4TH: Robert Sibiga

Vancouver Whitecaps vs New York Red Bulls
BC Place (7:30 pm ET)
REFEREE: ALLEN CHAPMAN
AR1: Adam Garner
AR2: Jeremy Hanson
4TH: Younes Marrakchi

Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution
BBVA Compass Stadium (8:30 pm ET)
REFEREE: ISMAIL ELFATH
AR1: George Gansner
AR2: Mark Cahen
4TH: Jair Marrufo

FC Dallas vs. Montreal Impact
Toyota Stadium (8:30 pm ET)
REFEREE: EDVIN JURISEVIC
AR1: Corey Rockwell
AR2: CJ Morgante
4TH: Mark Kadlecik
 
Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union
Providence Park (10:30 pm ET)
REFEREE: HILARIO GRAJEDA
AR1: Ian Anderson
AR2: Baboucarr Jallow
4TH: Baldomero Toledo
 
LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
StubHub Center (10:30 pm ET)
REFEREE: SILVIU PETRESCU
AR1: Daniel Belleau
AR2: Phil Briere
4TH: Mathieu Bourdeau
 

Sunday, March 9

Chivas USA vs. Chicago Fire
StubHub Center (3 pm ET)
REFEREEE: JUAN GUZMAN
AR1: Peter Manikowski
AR2: Mike Rottersman
4TH: Kevin Stot