Referee of the Week: Jesus Cisneros
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
Jesus Cisneros has been selected as the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Referee of the Week for his standout officiating at the Jan. 23 match between U-17/18 So Cal Division opponents Arsenal FC and Irvine Strikers.
Cisneros has been collecting accolades since 2005, when he was named Cal South Referee of the Year and US Youth Soccer Region IV Male Referee of the Year. He has been officiating since 2001-working various state, regional and national youth finals. Also filling his résumé are MLS, PDL, collegiate and national team friendly matches. His work in the Academy resulted in an invitation to participate at the 2008 Development Academy Finals Week at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.