Joe Dickerson has been selected as the referee for the game between the MLS All-Stars and the Liga MX All-Stars at Allianz Field in Minnesota on August 10.
He will be joined by assistant referees Micheal Barwegen and Chris Elliott, with Tim Ford serving as the fourth official. Jorge Gonzalez and Tom Supple will provide support from the Video Operations Room, and Jeffrey Greeson will be the reserve assistant referee.
This is Dickerson’s first All-Star game, having made his MLS debut in 2017. He was among the first to graduate from PRO2 in 2018, a year when he also took charge of the USL Cup. It will be almost two years to the day that he worked the MLS is Back Tournament Final as the fourth official.
Operating alongside him is FIFA assistant referee Barwegen who joined the international panel in 2018 before making his first MLS appearance later that year. The Canadian has since been involved at two Concacaf Gold Cups and recently worked the Concacaf Nations League group stage last month.
Elliott, who also broke into MLS in 2018 and has worked more than 70 regular-season games since, will run the opposite line with Greeson, a regular since 2015, providing cover as reserve assistant referee.
Experienced referee Ford will be the fourth official at the MLS All-Star game for the second time, having done so in 2019. Since then, he has joined the FIFA international panel as a Video Match Official and worked in the booth at Concacaf’s Gold Cup and Women’s U-20 Championship.
Gonzalez (VAR) and Supple (AVAR) will be monitoring from the screens in the VOR for the All-Star game. Gonzalez has been a regular VAR since its introduction in MLS, often working 30-plus games a season. Now retired from on-field duty, he was the MLS All-Star referee in 2010 and a fourth official in 2011 and 2012.
Supple is a seasoned AVAR having officiated more than 100 games from the booth. He will be working his first MLS All-Star game as an AVAR and third overall, having worked as an AR in 2004 and 2010 – the latter alongside Gonzalez.
This is the second consecutive year that MLS All-Stars and Liga MX All-Stars have met in this showpiece game; 2021’s fixture was won by the MLS team on kicks from the penalty mark after a 1-1 tie.
MLS All-Stars vs Liga MX All-Stars
Allianz Field (8:30PM ET)
REF: Joe Dickerson
AR1: Micheal Barwegen
AR2: Chris Elliott
4TH: Tim Ford
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
AVAR: Tom Supple
RAR: Jeffrey Greeson