Former FIFA & MLS Assistant Referee Frank Anderson is the Guest for Our Live May 15 Webinar

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Join us for our next live Referee Educational Webinar on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. Our special guest instructor is former FIFA & MLS Assistant Referee, Frank Anderson.

Frank Anderson
was named as the Professional Referee Organization’s (PRO) Manager of Senior Assistant Referees in 2023, after retiring from the field following 18 years of officiating in MLS, including 11 years serving the FIFA International Panel. The 2016 MLS Assistant Referee of the Year, Frank made his MLS debut in March 2005 when Columbus Crew visited Chivas USA, and he reached the milestone of 300 regular-season MLS games on Decision Day last year when Orlando City hosted Columbus Crew. A week later, he took to the field for the final time when he worked the Round One playoff game between New York Red Bulls and FC Cincinnati.

Alongside his AR of the Year award in 2016, Anderson worked the MLS All-Star Game and his first MLS Cup – his second came when he was assigned again in 2021. His international highlights saw him officiate at the 2018 men’s FIFA World Cup and the final of the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup, in addition to the second leg of the 2019 Concacaf Champions League Final, 2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying and three Concacaf Gold Cups (2017, 2019 and 2021).

Frank, along with his twin brother Ian, are well-known for their officiating skills in Major League Soccer. The Anderson twins were born and raised in Santa Barbara and started officiating for Cal South through our Referee Mentor Program.


This webinar will be recorded and provided later on the Cal South Referee In-Service Training page for any re-certifying referee unable to participate to the live event. To see our full archive of past Referee Webinars, click here.

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