Three MLS center referees named for Copa America Centenario duty

Allen Chapman - Mark Geiger - referees - 2015

With all of the rosters for the upcoming Copa America Centenario announced last week, the rest of the personnel that will take to the field has also been named.

The match officials for the tournament were confirmed by the tournament’s organizing committee on Wednesday. The list includes seven Americans and one Canadian out of 58 center and assistant referees for the tournament from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL.

Referees were selected by each federation's referee committee after passing a FIFA fitness test. All the officials will attend technical trainings and theoretical sessions in Chicago before the tournament begins on June 3.

Specific match assignments for the referees will be announced before each match during the tournament.

The North American referees who made the list are:

  • Referee: Mark Geiger (USA)
  • Referee: Jair Marrufo (USA)
  • Referee: Armando Villareal (USA)
  • Assistant referee: Joseph Fletcher (Canada)
  • Assistant referee: Peter Manikowski (USA)
  • Assistant referee: Corey Rockwell (USA)
  • Assistant referee: Charles Morgante (USA)
  • Assistant referee: Corey Parker (USA)

The entire list of match officials is available at Copa America’s website.