MLS Media Availability: Howard Webb, MLS Technical Director of Player Development Fred Lipka to Speak with Media Regarding Updates on New Player Development Initiative, MLS Club General Managers Peter
MLS Vice President and Technical Director of Player Development Fred Lipka will be joined by Sporting Kansas City Head Coach and General Manager Peter Vermes, San Jose Earthquakes General Manager Jesse Fioranelli, as well as additional guests for a media availability today at 3:30 p.m. ET. The group will be discussing new elements with regards to the new player development initiative announced on April 15.
The player development availability will immediately follow the scheduled media availability with world-renowned FIFA referee and General Manager of the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) Howard Webb (3 p.m. ET), who will discuss officials staying sharp, fit, and connected during quarantine
As part of the league’s continued focus to provide unparalleled access to top players, coaches, and executives, MLS Weekly Media Availability on Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET will feature former world-renowned FIFA referee and General Manager of the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) Howard Webb.
After achieving a 98.35% accuracy rate in Video Review in 2019, MLS and PRO remain at the forefront of the Video Assistant Referee initiative (VAR), and Webb is ensuring that officials stay sharp by facilitating virtual PRO Training Camps and fitness regimens during the quarantine.
Webb remains the only referee to oversee a UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup Final in the same year.
Howard Webb, Professional Referee Organization General Manager & world-renowned former FIFA referee
Fred Lipka, MLS Vice President and Technical Director of Player Development
Jesse Fioranelli, San Jose Earthquakes General Manager
Peter Vermes, Sporting Kansas City Manager and Sporting Director
Additional Spokesperson from the Elite Player Development Space
WHEN: Wednesday, May 13
3 p.m. ET Howard Webb
3:30 p.m. ET Player Development Media Availability
HOW: Video Media Conference Call
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