Howard Webers Major League Soccer’s contract ends at the end of this season when he will be appointed as the first Chief Referee Officer of the Pro Referees Organization, announced Wednesday. Howard Webb has worked for Major League Soccer for the last six years, first managing its video-viewing operations and later serving as general manager of the Professional Referees Organization. Howard Webb is leaving his role at Major League Soccer after his contract ends at the end of the year, and the start date with PGMOL, the body that oversees referees abroad for English soccer, is yet to be confirmed. Speaking with the PA news agency, Howard Webb, a judge at the 2010 FIFA World Cup final, said, “I am looking forward to taking on the role as Chief Referee at PGMOL when my contract ends here at the end of Major League Soccer”.
The Premier League is locked in a battle to keep Mike Riley’s job. One potential compromise is for Howard Webb to return to the English game in the refereeing managerial role. Webb would succeed Mike Riley, retiring this season as the managing director of the professional games match officials board, a position he has held for 13 years. Howard Webb is also open to suggestions that timekeeping should be taken from officials’ hands. Webb would oversee all 79 professional referees working in full-time positions in the Premier League and Soccer League and would draw upon his achievements with MLS, which is seen as a global leader in using VAR. During Howard Webb’s time at North Americas Professional Referees Organization, he held regular media calls discussing VAR incidents and released weekly videos explaining VAR decisions and showing the official’s on-field communications. Before Webb joined PRO, the former FIFA referee had a history of leading officiating organisations.
LA GALAXY AND HERNANDEZ’S CONTRACT
A narrative that has been around for some time now is that Javier Chicharito Hernandez will finish his tenure on the LA Galaxy. So far, Chivas has not given an opinion on the Javier Chicharito Hernandez rumours putting him out of the Galaxy. Still, according to several reports, the Mexican is reportedly not interested in continuing his association with LA Galaxy. After competing at the 2022 Alliance Leagues Cup showcase match between Los Angeles Galaxy vs Club America, Javier Hernandez met up again with the Mexican fans. He respected the institution that had trained him in pro football and called them a good team. The LA Galaxy had reportedly signed Sevilla forward Javier Hernandez, who was Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player.