Son of Mexican referee Antonio Marrufo Mendoza, Major League Soccer referee Jair Marrufo, having his FIFA badge for only one year and with no international experience to speak of, is already on the long list of referees for the 2010 World Cup.
Marrufo is a MLS referee since 2002. He used to work as a product specialist, but now he works full-time for the MLS as a referee and referee coordinator. Jair Marrufo was selected for the 2008 Olympic Games and on October 24th 2008, Until February 2010 Marrufo was on the short list of referees for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but he did not appear on the final one.
He used to play "soccer" for his college, he became a MLS referee in 2000 and an international referee in 2005.
Formerly an insurance agent, he became a full-time referee in 2007.
As a referee he took charge of the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup in 2008.
Mexican born Baldomero came to the United States at the age of 17. Climbing up the ladder in Californian "soccer" he could quit his day job as an assitant manager in a bakery plant to become one of the four professional MLS referees in 2007. That year he also got his FIFA badge.
He has been involved in soccer his whole life. Vaughn has been a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Referee since 1987,
beginning his playing and officiating career in Iowa City.
Terry Vaughn was selected to officiate at the World Cup U20 2007 in Canada.
He is active in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and Champions Cup (now League), taking charge of a semi-final in 2006.
He came to the United States as an exchange student. Playing soccer is what steered him towards refereeing.
He started with high school, college and amateur games in the Nebraska area before moving on to regional competition.
It was at regional competition where his potential was recognized.
He became a National Level referee in 2008 and is currently active in officiating MLS games. FIFA referee since 2010.
He is internationally active in the (newly called) CONCACAF Champions League.
FIFA referee since 2008
He is a neurologist at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born in 1978.
On his personal page at the clinic, he lists refereeing as one of his hobbies. He also plays the oboe, sings and dances and speaks Greek.
FIFA referee since 2012.
Kari has refereed at the Women's World Cup four times and twice at the Olympic Games.
She started in football being a Goalkeeper, but after she realized that she will not be a great one, she started