PRO’s aim is reduce dissent on the field -- a yellow-card offense – and persistent infringement, also a yellow-card offense.
“Minimal fouls that are isolated are often suitably dealt with by the awarding of the free-kick, but in cases where these fouls are committed frequently, a yellow card is deemed a suitable punishment to the player,” reads the PRPO statement.
“These two areas are ones that we highlighted to our officials and reminded them of their duties within the law,” said PRO general manager Peter Walton. “We will continue our focus on holding and pushing in the penalty area at the taking of free-kicks and corner kicks and also enforce sanctions on time-wasting tactics that are sometimes employed during games.”
The main initiatives for PRO in 2014 were to “make the games flow better and looking at the holding, shoving, pushing and blocking that happens in the penalty area.”
2015 PRO Referee Roster
Jose Carlos Rivero
2015 PRO Assistant Referee Roster