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First woman to officiate men’s World Cup qualifiers in North America breaks barrier in Orlando

Kathryn Nesbitt became the first woman to work as an on-field official for a World Cup qualifier in North and Central America and the Caribbean during a Thursday night match at Orlando City Stadium.

“I have always felt respected there, and there really hasn’t been an example for me that stands out as sexism towards me,” she said. “My first couple of years in the league, I think I was treated the same way a new referee would be treated, as, who is this person and are they going to be any good?”

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