One of the most recognizable names and faces in the world of officiating is headed to New York City.
The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) announced Tuesday that Howard Webb would be coming Stateside to oversee the implementation of Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) in the United States.
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Webb was reportedly offered the job in late November. He also works in broadcasting in England, and will start his new job in March.
Major League Soccer is testing VAR during preseason, with 15 teams getting the chance to experience it before it becomes league law. That’s expected to happen during the second half of this season.