Welcome to From The Upper Deck, my blog about RSL and soccer in general. I have a lot of passion for the beautiful game. I am just a fan that likes to sit in the upper deck and take it all in.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Man in the Middle Ref Preview- RSL vs Portland (US Open Cup)

Editor's Note- This is the first post in a new ongoing series that previews the referee for the upcoming RSL match by Alan Christensen. Alan is a big RSL supporter and an all around good guy. You can follow Alan on Twitter at @alanchr5412. Going forward, these will be posted the morning of match day.

Referee Preview:
Mark Geiger

Wednesday August 7, 2013

USOC Semifinal Match @ Rio Tinto Stadium

RSL vs Timbers FC

2013 MLS Matches Refed 7
Total Y’s 21
Total R’s 2
PK’s 0
2013 USOC Matches Ref

2013 Timbers Refed Results: N/A

2013 RSL Refed Results: 3/30 - RSL 2-1 Sounders FC

Geiger has been a MLS referee since 2004 and was named MLS Referee of the Year in 2011. He has also refereed many different international competitions such as the Gold Cup, Olympic Games, and the FIFA U-20 World Cup where he became the first American to referee a major men's tournament final.

When Geiger is not refereeing, he is a high school math teacher in New Jersey

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