Major League Soccer announced its top officiating honors yesterday, and NASO member Ian Anderson was one of the officials recognized. Anderson, Santa Barbara, Calif., was named the 2012 MLS Assistant Referee of the Year. In addition to regular-season games, he worked this year’s MLS All-Star Game. Besides his onfield officiating, Anderson serves as an assigner for the Ventura Chapter of the Southern California Soccer Referees Association.
Silviu Petrescu was selected as the MLS Referee of the Year, the first such honor for a Canadian official in league history. Petrescu, Kitchener, Ontario, is assigned to referee the MLS Cup on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Click HERE to view the MLS awards announcement.