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December Referees of the Week: 2012-13 Development Academy Season

Throughout the U.S. Soccer Development Academy season, referees are recognized on a weekly basis for their outstanding performance officiating U-15/16 and U-17/18 matches.

The December schedule consisted of the Academy Winter Showcase in Florida and a hiatus during the holidays and therefore only one referee was recognized during the month:

Week 12: Cody Gaines earned Referee of the Week honors for his performance during a U-15/16 match between Chivas USA and Nomads SC. Gaines is a 21-year-old Grade 5 official from Southern California and has worked 21 games in the Academy over the past two years. Gaines also has worked Youth National Team and W-League matches and attended the 2011 Winter Showcase.

2012-13 Development Academy Referees of the Week