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.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Man in the Middle- RSL at Seattle

By Alan Christensen

Referee Preview:
 Allen Chapman

Friday September 13, 2013

CenturyLink Field

RSL vs Sounders FC

Total Matches                   30
Total Avg Yellows             3.0
Total Avg Reds                .2
Total RSL Matches          2
Total Crew  Matches        1

2013 MLS Matches Ref        19
Total Y’s                                57
Total R’s                                3
PK’s                                      5
Seasons Pro Ref                2
2013 Sounders Refed Results:     7/3 Sounders FC 2-0 DC United

2013 RSL Refed Results:         5/11 Impact 3-2 RSL

A few highlights from Chapman’s profile:

Center Official for Eastern Conference Quarter-Final second leg.

Chapman has the most games (19) in the 2013 season for all MLS referees. This is only his second year as a professional with a total of 30 games.  He has given very few red cards, but is about average for number of yellows given.
Second year official, huge crowd, national broadcast, huge rivalry and big stakes for Supporter’s Shield race a recipe for controversy?  We shall see tonight!

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