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First female MLS center referee in 20 years tonight - DC United-Nashville

RefIADad

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Level 7 Referee
Tori Penso, a veteran referee for US college soccer, the NWSL women's league, and the lower professional men's leagues, is the referee tonight for a MLS game between DC United and Nashville SC. Penso, whose husband Chris is a former FIFA and long-time MLS referee and is currently injured, is the first female to center a MLS match since May 2000.
 

RefIADad

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Level 7 Referee
Admittedly, I wasn't completely focused on the game as I had it on in the background, but from what I could see I thought Penso did very well. She had a 2CT send off against DC for two fouls stopping promising attacks. Both fouls were very similar, so the consistency on the second caution was good to see. Nashville's goal was disputed by DC because United thought the Nashville goal scorer fouled via a push in the back, but I felt there wasn't nearly enough contact or impact on the play to go past the trifling state. She was very easily up with play and in great position to see the two cautions related to the send off.
 
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