Former MLS, U.S. Soccer, FIFA referee Paul Tamberino to mentor refs at CCL Winter Showcase
(Via CCL) – Former MLS Director of Competition and U.S. Soccer Director of Referees Paul Tamberino will be in Richmond, Va. at the Club Champions League Winter College Showcase from
Feb. 6-8 to work with CCL referees as part of the league’s referee development initiative.
Tamberino served as an MLS referee from 1996-2001, winning MLS Referee of the Year four times. He also served extensively as a FIFA Assistant Referee, National Assistant Referee and National Collegiate Referee. He has worked in major CONCACAF tournaments, World Cup Qualifiers, Olympic Qualifiers and NCAA Final Fours.
Along with Tamberino, National Referee Assessors Don Torrenti, Arn Manila and Mort Sajadian will work with officials throughout the CCL Winter Showcase, which features league competition during the three-day event played in front of some of the region’s top college programs.
“We want to have a close relationship with our referees and want to make referee mentorship a big part of what we do,” said CCL Executive Director Brian Kuk. “Bringing in Paul, Don, Arn and Mort for our Winter Showcase will help provide an environment of not only player and coach development, but also referee development.”
The first two rounds of Showcase matches kick off on Friday, Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively, followed by a full slate of games on Saturday and through the afternoon on Sunday. All games are played on turf fields at River City SportsPlex and Stratton Park.