Romanian-Canadian referee Silviu Petrescu has been assigned to referee Thursday's Knockout Round match according to a release by the Professional Referee Organization.
Petrescu was assigned to two LA Galaxy matches this season, LA's 2-2 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 18 at BC Place, where he dished out four yellows, and LA's 2-1 defeat to the Houston Dynamo on May 26, a match where he also issued four yellows. Apart from July's Galaxy and Whitecaps match, Petrescu was in charge of three other Vancouver matches, including the Whitecaps scoreless draw with the Seattle Sounders on Sept. 29, the Whitecaps 2-0 defeat to Seattle on Aug. 18, the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship on May 23 (where he issued two reds -- one to Whitecaps' Sebastien Le Toux) and Vancouver's 4-1 loss to New England Revolution on May 12,
Petrescu's complete crew is below...
REFEREE: SILVIU PETRESCU
ASST 1: Daniel Belleau
ASST 2: Darren Clark
4TH: Ricardo Salazar