A couple of old pros will be working the middle when the Red Bulls and New York City FC kick off their 2017 Major League Soccer season Sunday, March 5.
Jair Marrufo will ref the Orlando City-NYC FC game and Mark Geiger will run the show at the Atlanta United-Red Bulls encounter as the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) announced its officiating assignments Friday.
Full details of the officiating crews, as per MLSSoccer.com:
Orlando City SC vs. NYC FC
Orlando City Stadium (5 p.m. ET; ESPN in US, MLS LIVE in Canada)
REF: JAIR MARRUFO
AR1: Corey Rockwell
AR2: Kyle Atkins
4TH: Marcos DeOliveira
Atlanta United vs. Red Bulls
Bobby Dodd Stadium (7 pm ET; FS1 in US, MLS LIVE in Canada)
REF: MARK GEIGER
AR1: CJ Morgante
AR2: Matthew Nelson
4TH: Ted Unkel