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2023 MLS NEXT Pro Cup crew confirmed

The crew for the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro Cup on Sunday, October 22, has been announced. The showpiece game between Columbus Crew 2 and Austin FC II will kick off at 5PM ET at Field.

Columbus Crew 2 vs Austin FC II
REF: Calin Radosav
AR1: Noah Kenyawani
AR2: Rhett Hammil
4TH: JC Griggs
RAR: Nicholas Seymour

Meet the crew:

Calin Radosav

Has worked eight games as a referee in MLS NEXT Pro this season, with a further 15 across NWSL and USL Championship. Has also been fourth official 11 times this year in MLS.

Noah Kenyawani
Made his MLS debut in Week 36, adding to 24 regular-season assignments in NWSL, USL Championship, and MLS NEXT Pro in 2023. Was AR2 for NWSL Challenge Cup semifinal between Kansas City Current and North Carolina Courage in September.

Rhett Hammil
Was AR2 for the MLS NEXT Pro Western Conference Final last year, plus a USL Championship Eastern Conference Semifinal. Has mainly worked USL Championship games this year but also appeared in NWSL and MLS NEXT Pro for a tally of 26 regular-season games across the competitions.

JC Griggs
Has refereed in NWSL, USL Championship, and MLS NEXT Pro in 2023, with a further seven regular-season games as fourth official in MLS. Refereed the MLS NEXT Pro Conference Semifinal between Tacoma Defiance and Austin FC II earlier this month.

Nicholas Seymour
A regular in NWSL, USL Championship, USL League One, and MLS NEXT Pro this year – for a total of 19 regular-season games. Was also the reserve assistant referee for the 2022 USL League One Final.

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