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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Man in the Middle Ref Preview- RSL vs Houston

By Alan Christensen

Referee Preview:
 Jose Carlos Rivero

Saturday August 10, 2013

Rio Tinto Stadium

RSL vs Dynamo

Total Matches 15
Total Avg Yellows 3.4
Total Avg Reds .27

2013 MLS Matches Ref 6
Total Y’s 18
Total R’s 1
PK’s 1
Seasons Pro Ref 2

2013 Dynamo Refed Results: 3/30 - Dynamo 2-0 Earthquakes

2013 RSL Refed Results: 5/8 - RSL 2-1 Revolution

Interesting to note, the only red card Rivero has given out this year was for the RSL vs Revolution game in which Carlos Salcedo was sent off for a second yellow card.  Rimando came up big, saving the penalty kick and securing a RSL win.  The red card was changed a few days later and there was no suspension for Salcedo as it was determined that the yellow was given to the wrong player.  Also interesting to to note, Rivero, rarely gives red cards.

Will there be controversy on the horizon tonight for RSL?  A young referee, and we know how much coach Kreis loves them, from a few post game comments last month.

Rivero is from White Plains, NY

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