Register online using the this link:
Referee Registration Click Here
When registering, each referee must include their unique email address. (Family members much each have a unigue email address for ARBITER purposes.)
For instructions on using Arbiter click here
Friday Night Guest Speaker: Brian Hall
The Friday night meeting will be at 7:00pm at:
Wingate Wyndham & Conference Center - Round Rock, TX
Interstate Highway 35,
Round Rock, TX 78664
Former International Referee
Manager of Training and Assessment, US Soccer
United States of America
Brian Hall is a native Californian. Over the years, Brian’s involvement in the local soccer scene has covered all realms from playing to coaching to refereeing. Brian currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.
As a youngster, Brian played on select teams in the Cupertino, California area and began his officiating career in 1975 at age 14. Brian has also coached 3 State Champions at the youth level. In 1980, at age 19, Brian became a linesman in the old North American Soccer League where he worked several of the old San Jose Earthquakes games. Brian reached the pinnacle of world officiating in 1992, when, at the age of 31, he was named to US Soccer’s International Panel of FIFA referees. Brian retired as an active referee in 2008 after 12 years as a referee for Major League Soccer and 15 years as a FIFA Referee. As a FIFA Referee, Brian traveled to over 20 different countries to apply his trade.
In 2004, World Soccer Magazine voted Brian one of the top ten referees in the world.
In January 2002, Brian received word that he was selected to represent the United States in the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan. This was a tremendous honor as only 36 referees from throughout the world were selected after extensive testing over the past 4 years.
During the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup, Brian became the first American referee to be selected to advance to the elimination round of the World Cup (the final top 16 referees). He would eventually be assigned as the Fourth Official for the semifinal match-up between Turkey and Brazil. As a referee in the World Cup, Brian officiated the following matches: Italy vs. Ecuador and England vs. Nigeria. Additionally, Brian served as fourth official on the much anticipated first round match-up between England and Argentina.
Brian is also a four time recipient of the MLS Referee of the Year Award and fans voted (by a 2 to 1 margin) Brian the top referee in MLS for the first ten years.
In March 2008, Brian began working for the US Soccer Federation as Manager of Assessment and Training.
- 1975: Obtained AYSO referee license (Cupertino, CA) at age 14
- 1977: Obtained CYSA referee license (San Jose, CA) at age 16
- 1979: Obtained USSF referee license (San Jose, CA) at age 18
- 1980: Became Linesman in the North American Soccer League (NASL) at age 19
- Became AYSO National Referee
- 1987: Became National Referee at age 26
- 1992: Became FIFA International Referee at age 31
- 14 years as a FIFA International Referee is tied for the longest stint for an USA International Referee