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Academy Referee of the Week for the Week of May 3

Referee of the Week: Hector Perez
Hometown: Highland, Calif.
Grade: 4

Hector Perez is the Development Academy Referee of the Week for his superb performance on April 24th, in a match between SoCal Divisional opponents Irvine Strikers and Real So Cal.

Perez has been refereeing since 1997 following a 19 year playing career. He has been working Development Academy matches since the creation of the league in 2007 and has also officiated matches for MLS preseason, PDL, the U.S. Indoor Soccer Association and the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association.

Refereeing “has been nothing but great,” writes Perez. He is involved in the Cal South referee community as both an official and a mentor for aspiring young referees.