PRO Referees - the refereeing organization who assigns referees for MLS matches - has released its weekly refereeing assignments. Allen Chapman, who refereed the Philadelphia Union's match against Real Salt Lake and called Maurice Edu for a penalty for fouling Luke Mulholland - who even admitted the call was wrong and it wasn't a penalty - isn't suspended yet. He's listed as the fourth official for the San Jose Earthquakes - Chicago Fire match on Sunday. Silviu Petrescu, who was suspended for his awful performance during the Union's hope opener against the Colorado Rapids, is back to work as well. He'll be the referee for the Sporting Kansas City - Portland Timbers match on Saturday night. That being said the Philadelphia Union might have gotten the worst of the lot for their match Friday against FC Dallas, drawing Jose Carlos Rivero as the match referee. You may remember Rivero as the referee who was arrested in New York last year for claiming more than $14,000 in unemployment benefits despite refereeing MLS matches and committing third-degree insurance fraud. Last year as the match referee, Rivero refereed 17 matches and handed out a staggering 4.4 yellow cards per match. To put that in context, he gave one less yellow (77) than Hilario Grajeda, who worked three more matches (20) than Rivero.
Buckle up Union fans. We're in for a bumpy ride.