Ron Newman Cup Referee Assignments

by Jeff Husted

KANSAS CITY (April 6, 2017) – In preparation for the Ron Newman Cup Championship Series between the Baltimore Blast and Soles de Sonora, the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) announced today the referee assignments for both legs of the series.

Game One in Baltimore on April 7th at 8:00 p.m. ET will be officiated by Shane Butler & Kyle Trimble. Butler, one of the MASL’s Referees of the Year, has been an arena soccer referee for 16 seasons and will be working in his 5th Championship Series. Trimble is in his 7th season and this will be his 2nd Championship Series

Game Two in Sonora on April 9th at 9:00 p.m. ET will feature a crew of Rich Grady and Fernando Pena. Grady was 2nd Team Referee of the Year in his 25th season in arena soccer. The senior referee will be working his 11th Championship Series. Pena will be working his 4th Championship Series in his 9th season of arena soccer.

The Ron Newman Cup Championship Series can be seen on MASLtv, the streaming home of Major Arena Soccer.