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Kelly will be referee for MLS Cup

Alan Kelly will referee Saturday’s MLS Cup between Atlanta United and Portland at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Professional Referee Organization released the names of the officiating crew on Monday.

In addition to Kelly, recently voted the MLS Referee of the Year, are assistant referees Ian Anderson and Eric Weisbrod, fourth official Nima Saghafi, reserve assistant referee Kathryn Nesbitt, video assistant referee Chris Penso and Thomas Supple as AVAR.

Kelly will be officiating his second MLS Cup. His first was in 2016 and featured Toronto and Seattle.

Anderson officiated in 30 MLS games this season and Weisbrod 23, as well as the All-Star Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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