Petrescu reaches 150!

Congratulations to our very own Silviu Petrescu on officiating his 150th MLS match between Real Salt Lake and the Philadelphia Union! It wasn’t an easy game as Silviu had three VAR decisions, a possible dismissal, an offside, and the ball in and out of play leading to a goal. He also had five cautions throughout the eventful night. Silviu had this to say about reaching the milestone. “To reach 150 games in the middle in the MLS was my dream come true. When I did the 1st game in Toronto in 2007, I didn’t expect this long run in my soccer career, but with hard work and commitment and support from your family everything is possible.” We wish him all the best as he continues to referee both in the MLS and CPL.

Fitness and Refereeing

With the season winding down one of the last things most people are probably thinking of is fitness training. That being said with the lack of games now is a great time to take advantage of the open evenings and open fields to maintain the fitness you have achieved and get ready to go into the winter months. If you follow the link in this post you will find 100 exercises for soccer referees. These range from preparation for fitness tests (never to early to start) and exercises that mimic positioning on the field. So grab a buddy and get out there!