Monday, November 5, 2007

Brian Hall Named OSI Referee of the Year

U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer refree Brian Hall was named OSI Referee of the Year for the 2007 season on Monday. It is the fourth time, and third consecutive season, that Hall has been honored with the recognition, having previously earned it in 2003, 2005, 2006.

Hall has been officiating MLS matches since the league's inaugural season and has represented the United States in several FIFA competitions, including the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan and 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying for the CONCACAF region.

According to MLS: "The OSI Referee of the Year was determined by equal voting from the media, MLS players, MLS coaches and general managers and MLS referees."