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 21, 2013

Man in the Middle Ref Preview- RSL at Portland

By Alan Christensen 

Referee Preview:
 Ricardo Salazar

Wednesday August 21, 2013

Jeld Wen Field

RSL vs Timbers

Total Matches 135
Total Avg Yellows 2.7
Total Avg Reds .3
Total RSL Matches 11
Total Timbers Matches 8

2013 MLS Matches Ref 15
Total Y’s 39
Total R’s 4
PK’s 1
Seasons Pro Ref 12

2013 Timbers Refed Results: 4/6 Portland 2-0 Houston

2013 RSL Refed Results: None

A few highlights from Salazar’s profile:
Official for 2009 All Star Game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Which Everton defeated the MLS All Stars on penalty kicks.
Center Official for 2011 MLS Cup Final.

I believe Salazar tends to be a bit of a “mixed bag’ when it comes to managing a game.  He’s a veteran official and doesn’t mind being the center of attention for a match.  He’s also not afraid to hand out cards like candy.  We will see how RSL fans like him managing tonight.

Salazar resides in Bakersfield, CA.

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