2019 In Numbers
A numerical overview of the last 12 months on the domestic front in MLS, and internationally at FIFA tournaments:
0 – Number of onfield Video Reviews during MLS Cup Playoffs and MLS Cup.
0.22 – Average number of red cards issued per game during MLS regular season.
0.38 – Average number of Video Reviews per game during MLS regular season.
1 – Pierre-Luc Lauziere and Rosendo Mendoza both refereed their first game in MLS in 2019; Tom Felice, Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein and Walter Heatherly all made their debuts as ARs in MLS.
2:59 – Average time taken for a Video Review in 2019, down four seconds from 2018.
3.72 – Average number of yellow cards issued per game during MLS regular season.
4.3 – Average number of years service for a Referee who officiated in 2019 season.
4.8 – Average number of years service for an AR who officiated in 2019 season.
5.6 – Average number of Video Review checks per game during MLS regular season, down one from 2018 (6.6).
8 – Number of referees who took charge of the 13 postseason MLS Cup games.
10 – Number of PRO officials who were involved in four FIFA tournaments (FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA U-17 World Cup and FIFA Club World Cup) in 2019.
27 – The most MLS regular-season games were refereed by Allen Chapman and Robert Sibiga in 2019.
30 – The total number of games officiated by Logan Brown, the most by any AR during the MLS regular season.
37.8 – Average age of an Assistant Referee in MLS in 2019.
39.2 – Average age of a Referee in MLS in 2019.
51 – Number of games at the four FIFA tournaments in 2019 where at least one PRO official was part of the crew.
100 – Nine referees started the season with single-game counts, and between them they oversaw 100 MLS regular-season games in 2019.