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PRO releases referee assignments for Week 1 of the 2018 MLS season

The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) has announced the referee assignments for Week 1 of the 2018 MLS season: 

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew SC
BMO Field (1 pm ET)
REFEREE: ISMAIL ELFATH
AR1: Corey Parker
AR2: Phil Briere
4TH: Sorin Stoica
VAR: Silvia Petrescu

Houston Dynamo vs. Atlanta United
BBVA Compass Stadium (3:30 pm ET)
REFEREE: ALLEN CHAPMAN
AR1: Jeremy Hanson
AR2: Andrew Bigelow
4TH: Armando Villarreal
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic

Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution
Talen Energy Stadium (7 pm ET)
REFEREE: RUBIEL VAZQUEZ
AR1: Craig Lowry 
AR2: Adam Wienckowski
4TH: Christopher Penso
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.

Orlando City vs. D.C. United
Orlando City Stadium (7:30 pm ET)
REFEREE: FOTIS BAZAKOS
AR1: Corey Rockwell
AR2: Peter Balciunas
4TH: Marcos Deoliveira
VAR: Geoff Gamble

FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake
Toyota Stadium (8 pm ET)
REFEREE: ROBERT SIBIGA
AR1: Jason White
AR2: Eric Weisbrod
4TH: Ted Unkel
VAR: Hilario Grajeda

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Minnesota United
Avaya Stadium (10:30 pm ET)
REFEREE: BALDOMERO TOLEDO
AR1: Cameron Blanchard
AR2: Apolinar Mariscal
4TH: Daniel Radford
VAR: Ricardo Salazar

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

Seattle Sounders vs. LAFC
CenturyLink Field (5 pm ET)
REFEREE: JOSE CARLOS RIVERO
AR1: Brian Poeschel
AR2: Michael Kampmeinert
4TH: Alex Chilowicz
VAR: Timothy Ford

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Montreal Impact
BC Place (6 pm ET)
REFEREE: DREW FISCHER
AR1: Ian Anderson
AR2: Gianni Facchini
4TH: David Gantar
VAR: Juan Guzman Jr.

Sporting Kansas City vs. New York City FC
Children’s Mercy Park (7:30 pm ET)
REFEREE: MARK GEIGER
AR1: Frank Anderson
AR2: Kyle Atkins 
4TH: Nima Saghafi
VAR: Jon Freemon

LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers
StubHub Center (10 pm ET)
REFEREE: JAIR MARRUFO
AR1: Eduardo Mariscal
AR2: Jeffrey Greeson
4TH: Alejandro Mariscal
VAR: Kevin Stott

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