Real Salt Lake learn the names of the officials for the Champions League Final 2nd leg

Today CONCACAF informed the teams who will be the officiating crew for the 2nd leg of the Champions League final on Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium:

This is to advise you of the appointments for the Wednesday, April 27, 2011 match between Real Salt Lake and CF Monterrey at the Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy at 8 pm Local Time (10 pm ET).   

Referee:  Roberto Moreno (PAN)  
Assistant 1:  Daniel Williamson (PAN) 
Assistant 2:  Jaime Smith (PAN)     
4th Official:  Jafeth Perea (PAN)  
Match Commissioner: Yolanda Camacho-Kortman (CRC)
Referee Assessor: Amilcar Burgos (HON)

You might remember Roberto Moreno (who also goes by Roberto Moreno Salazar) form the 2-1 USMNT loss in Mexico City in World Cup qualifying which was a fairly evenly called match with a lot of physical play and huge stakes.  Prior to that match SBI did a good luck at Roberto, click here to read that report.  He was also the official in charge of the 3-2 US win in Honduras in the last round of World Cup qualifying, which secured the USMNT their place in South Africa.

So I don't expect that either side will get any special treatment and it should be a evenly called match, I always worry that even the best official can be put under a lot of pressure in high stakes matches like this, but clearly this is far from the first rodeo for Moreno.

OFF MY SOAPBOX

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