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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Man in the Middle Ref Preview- RSL vs Portland




Referee Preview:
 Baldomero Toledo


Friday August 30, 2013

Rio Tinto Stadium


RSL vs Portland





2013 MLS Matches Ref 15
Total Y’s 50
Total R’s 11
PK’s 3
Seasons Pro Ref 8


2013 Portland Refed Results: 2-1 W vs. LA Galaxy


2013 RSL Refed Results: None


A few highlights from Salazar’s profile:


Center Official for 2008 MLS Cup Final.
Center Official for 2010 MLS Cup Final.



The match tonight will see on of the most experienced refs that MLS has manning the middle. Toledo has had a tendency to issue cards in matches he is reffing. Currently he is averaging .73 red cards a match over the course of the 2013 season and 3.33 yellows. With that many cards issued it is interesting that he has only awarded 3 penalty kicks on the year. The 11 red cards are the most red cards given out this season by an MLS ref.

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