by Jeff Husted

KANSAS CITY (March 22, 2018) – In preparation for the Ron Newman Cup Championship between the Monterrey Flash and Baltimore Blast, the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) announced today the referees for the Championship game.

The final game will be officiated by Rich Grady and Ryan Cigich. Grady, one of the MASL’s Referees of the Year is in his 26th season of professional arena soccer; the former FIFA Referee will be working his 12thChampionship.

Cigich will be working his 5th Championship in his 19th season of professional arena soccer. Cigich is also the MASL head of officials and serves on US Soccer’s Referee Committee as well as heads up the NCAA Soccer officiating program.