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Three U.S. refs head to U-17 World Cup
by Mike Woitalla, August 19th, 2017 2:55PM
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TAGS:  referees, u-17 world cup, youth, youth boys


U.S. referee Jair Marrufo and U.S. assistant referees Frank Anderson and Corey Rockwell  have been selected to officiate at the boys 2017 U-17 World Cup. No U.S. officials had been selected for the last U-17 World Cup, in 2015, nor for the 2017 men’s U-20 World Cup.

The trio is among nine Concacaf refs named to the crew of 61 for the U-17 World Cup that kicks off in India on Oct. 6. In a first for a FIFA male championship, it named seven female referees who will work at the tournament

2017 U-17 World Cup: complete list of officials

Jair Marrufo has refereed in MLS since 2000. He refereed at the 2008 Olympics, four Gold Cups, the 2016 Copa America Centenario and the 2009 and 2013 U-17 World Cups. He also refereed two MLS Cups and was 2008 MLS referee of the year.

Frank Anderson, who made his professional debut in 2005, was 2016 MLS Assistant Referee of the Year. He was AR at last year’s MLS Cup and officiated at 2017 Concacaf U-20 Championship.

Corey Rockwell, who has officiated in MLS since 2005, was 2011 MLS Assistant Referee of the Year. He was AR at the 2016 Copa America Centenario.

  1. Craig Cummings
    commented on: August 20, 2017 at 9:25 p.m.
    Well done guys.
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: August 22, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.
    Curious about the 7 female referees. Are they FIFA referees that need higher match play so they can do women's world cup matches over the next couple of years? Are are certain nations short of male referees?

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