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Canadian Joe Fletcher voted Major League Soccer assistant referee of the year

November 30, 2018 5:13 PM
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Alan Kelly, slated to officiate this year’s MLS Cup, was voted referee of the year for the third time in four years. The awards were announced by Major League Soccer and the Professional Referee Organization.

Fletcher, who worked the 2014 and ‘18 World Cups, reached a milestone with his 100th MLS match on Aug. 25. His resume also includes two MLS Cups (2014, 2016), CONCACAF Gold Cup final (2008) and two Canadian Championship finals (2011, 2015).

Fletcher, who has been on FIFA officiating list since 2007, was 15 when he took his first officiating course.


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