Concacaf names female refs to Gold Cup officiating teams as VAR debuts

July 6 – Concacaf have broken new ground with their officiating teams and is introducing VAR – it debuted in the Preliminary Qualifying rounds last weekend – for the first time.

It is also the first time Concacaf has brought in female assistant referees with two named in the list of 56 elite officials officiating at the Gold Cup.

Brian Hall, the central and north American confederation’s director of refereeing, said: “The referees have been selected based on their on-field performances, as well as their preparation in the courses conducted ahead of the competition. The referees are relishing the prospect of officiating in this tournament and when the first whistle is blown, they will be ready to play their part in the 2021 Gold Cup.”

The officials all participated in a 5-day candidate course which included technical sessions on the field with players, as well as classroom sessions reviewing match situations (offside, handball, challenges, and penalty area incidents).  The officials were also required to successfully complete two fitness tests.

As part of the confederation’s development programme for officials – Targeted Advanced Referee Program (TARP) – a number of TARP officials are being given the opportunity to train alongside the elite referees at the Gold Cup.

REFEREES

Drew FISCHER (CAN)

Juan Gabriel CALDERON (CRC)

Ricardo MONTERO (CRC)

Reon RADIX (GRN)

Bryan LOPEZ (GUA)

Mario ESCOBAR (GUA)

Said MARTINEZ (HON)

Selvin BROWN (HON)

Daneon PARCHMENT (JAM)

Oshane NATION (JAM)

Adonai ESCOBEDO (MEX)

Cesar RAMOS (MEX)

Fernando GUERRERO (MEX)

Fernando HERNANDEZ (MEX)

Ismael CORNEJO (SLV)

Ivan BARTON (SLV)

Armando VILLARREAL (USA)

Ismail ELFATH (USA)

Jair MARRUFO (USA)

ASSISTANT REFEREES

Iroots APPLETON (ATG)

Micheal BARWEGEN (CAN)

Juan Carlos MORA (CRC)

William ARRIETA (CRC)

Gerson LOPEZ (GUA)

Christian RAMIREZ (HON)

Roney SALINAS (HON)

Walter LOPEZ (HON)

Nicholas ANDERSON (JAM)

Ojay DUHANEY (JAM)

Jassett KERR (JAM)

Alberto MORIN (MEX)

Michel MORALES (MEX)

Miguel HERNANDEZ (MEX)

Henri PUPIRO (NCA)

David MORAN (SLV)

Geovany GARCIA (SLV)

Juan Francisco ZUMBA (SLV)

Zachari ZEEGELAAR (SUR)

Caleb WALES (TRI)

Corey PARKER (USA)

Frank ANDERSON (USA)

Kathryn NESBITT (USA)

Kyle ATKINS (USA)

Logan BROWN (USA)

VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREES

Dave GANTAR (CAN)

Angel MONROY (MEX)

Arturo CRUZ (MEX)

Carlos AYALA (MEX)

Erick MIRANDA (MEX)

Joel RANGEL (MEX)

Leon Vicente BARAJAS (MEX)

Tatiana GUZMAN (NCA)

Allen CHAPMAN (USA)

Chris PENSO (USA)

Edvin JURISEVIC (USA)

Tim FORD (USA)

TARP REFEREES

Pierre-Luc LAUZIERE (CAN)

Benjamin PINEDA (CRC)

Keylor HERRERA (CRC)

Diego MONTAÑO (MEX)

Jose TORRES (PUR)

Tristley BASSUE (SKN)

Nima SAGHAFI (USA)

Rubiel VAZQUEZ (USA)

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