PRO officials selected for Central American and Caribbean Games finals

PRO officials Brooke Mayo and Kyle Atkins have been selected to take part in the gold medal games at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Mayo will fulfil the role of assistant referee in the women’s final on Monday, July 30 between Costa Rica and Mexico, while Atkins will take on the same role in the men’s final between Colombia and Venezuela on Tuesday, July 31 .

It will be Mayo’s fourth assignment at the Games, having previously been an assistant referee in Colombia’s group stage meetings with both Costa Rica and Venezuela, and then once again in the semi-final between Mexico and Venezuela.

Atkins, meanwhile, will be taking part in a fifth match at the tournament. He was involved with all of Costa Rica’s group stage matches as they faced Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago and Colombia, before being named among the crew for Colombia’s semi-final against Haiti.

Soccer at the Central American and Caribbean Games sees nations represented by U21 players, with teams split into two groups of four. Following three matches each, the two top-ranked sides will progress to the semi-finals.

All four finalists – Costa Rica, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia – topped their respective groups before getting the better of those who placed second in the primary stage.

Mexico Women are looking for their second gold medal, while Costa Rica goes in search of their first. In the men’s, bragging rights are at stake between Venezuela and Colombia with both sides locked on two gold medals each in the competition’s history.