The Professional Referee Organization, which previously partnered with adidas, was founded in November 2012 and works with organizations such as MLS, U.S. Soccer, the Canadian Soccer Association, the USL, NWSL and U.S. Open Cup. PRO's partnership with Capelli Sport applies to PRO officials working in MLS beginning in the 2021 season.
"Our officials are very enthusiastic about this new partnership with Capelli Sport,” PRO’s General Manager Howard Webb said. “As a growing company based in our geographic region, Capelli Sport offers a quality product and a sharp, fresh look for our officials. We are delighted to have partnered with Capelli Sport and look forward to developing a strong, fruitful relationship in the coming years.”
PRO also identifies and develops future professional referees and assistant referees.
“We are thrilled to partner with this elite referee organization at the forefront of professional soccer in our country,” said Capelli Sport President and CEO George Altirs. “Producing top match officials is paramount to the success and growth of international soccer, and we are proud to be a part of it. We look forward to supporting the organization, officials and staff members on and off the field.”