MLS official Drew Fischer, who was the Video Assistant Referee for the 2020 MLS Cup Final, has been appointed as a Video Match Official for the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup.
Fischer’s first match within the sales space was Al Duhail vs. Al Ahly on Feb. 4. He then served because the AVAR for the Bayern Munich vs. Al Ahly semifinal match Monday.
Congrats to Canadian referee Drew Fischer on being appointed as a Video Match Official for the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup happening from 1-11 February.
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— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) January 5, 2021
It’s the newest main project for the 40-year-old Canadian, who made his debut as an MLS referee in a regular season match between the New England Revolution and New York Red Bulls on August 7, 2012, his first of 137 MLS regular season matches as a referee.
Fischer additionally served as a VAR for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019 and has been a referee for the Concacaf U-20 Championship (2017) and MLS All-Star Game (2019).
Fischer has labored 26 MLS regular season video games because the Video Assistant Referee.
It’s removed from the primary time that an MLS official has been chosen for the Club World Cup. Certainly, since 2016 there was a minimum of one MLS official current on the occasion.
- 2013 – Mark Geiger, Sean Hurd, Joe Fletcher
- 2016 – Mark Geiger
- 2017 – Mark Geiger
- 2018 – Jair Marrufo, Frank Anderson, Corey Rockwell, Mark Geiger
- 2019 – Ismail Elfath, Kyle Atkins, Corey Parker
- 2020 – Drew Fischer
It stays to be seen if Fisher will get an project for the final between Tigres and Bayern Munich on Thursday.
PRO has beforehand had officers assigned to 4 finals
- 2013 – Mark Geiger (4th official), Sean Hurd (fifth official)
- 2017 – Mark Geiger (VAR)
- 2018 – Jair Marrufo (Referee), Frank Anderson (AR1), Corey Rockwell (AR2), Mark Geiger (AVAR)
- 2019 – Kyle Atkins (AVAR)