While In Massachusetts To Officiate The New England Revolution vs LA Soccer Match CJ Morgante Goes Lobstering Out Of Gloucester For The Lobsterman Experience
Watch the match- CJ will be officiating between the New England Revolution and LA Saturday at 7:30PM
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The last time CJ came to Boston to officiate a Revolution match was the third week of August in 2008 in which he went lobstering on four different of our lobster boats in 5 days-
You can read about CJ’s adventures as an Major League Soccer Ref Lobstering While In Town back in 2008 here
CJ left yesterday at 5:30. Back to Pennsylvania after spending a week in Gloucester minus one night in Foxboro to referee the New England Revolution/DC United Soccer match.
He went lobstering the first day with Mike Tupper on the Freemantle Doctor.
The second day with Dave Jewell aboard The Lady J.
The third day with Mark and Matt Ring aboard the Stanley Thomas.
The fourth day with Tony Gross aboard the Sandollar.
The fifth and final day was spent with Mark and Matt again on the Stanley Thomas.
CJ has been to Haiti, Fiji and many other places around the world to referee major league soccer matches but he told us that he had the greatest experience right here in Gloucester. We had a good time and it was our pleasure to get to meet and hang out with CJ.
We wish him continued success in MLS and World Cup soccer. Hopefully he’ll be back next year to hang out again.
CJ’s fourth day on his fourth different boat was spent aboard Tony Gross’ Sandollar. Here is Tony and CJ bringing in their catch.
I think Mark forgot to take his meds this morning.
Y’all may not believe this but CJ refereed the New England Revolution/DC United match last night at Foxboro, got done reviewed the game tape and then hopped in his car at 2:00AM to get to Gloucester to go fishing on his Fourth Boat this morning at 5:00AM.
He went out lobstering with Tony Gross this morning at 5:00AM aboard The Sandollar. We’ll have a report on how he is holding up when he gets in tonight. So far he has been an iron man.
Tony took four boxes of bait this morning, showing no mercy at all for CJ’s schedule. As long as Tony has unloaded here I don’t think he has ever taken four boxes of bait (the previous most amount of bait being three boxes).
Here’s CJ, and Matt pulling up to the dock after lobstering yesterday. It was CJ’s third day lobstering on three different lobster boats. He will be refereeing the New England Revolution vs DC United Major League Soccer Match tonight at 7:30. Be sure to check out the match and watch for CJ.
From The New england Revolution Website-
The New England Revolution will look to rebound from a difficult road loss to the San Jose Earthquakes and reclaim its position atop the Eastern Conference table when the club hosts bitter rival D.C. United at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Gillette Stadium.
The match will be televised regionally on TV38, while Cox3 in Rhode Island will simulcast TV38’s broadcast. Radio listeners will be able to catch the action on WRKO 680 AM. Following the match, the Revolution’s exclusive postgame show, “Revs Wrap,” will stream live on www.revolutionsoccer.net, and the show will also be archived on the site for future use.
Off to tend the gear goes Mark, Matt and CJ. I’m looking forward to watching the New England Revolution/DC United game that CJ will be officiating Wednesday night. From what I understand there will be serious playoff implications on the line.
Well it’s CJ’s third day and his third different lobster boat.
Today he heads out with Captain Mark Ring and First Mate and Deck Boss Matt Ring aboard The Stanley Thomas.
Make sure you look for CJ on the field during the New England Revolution and DC United game
CJ Morgante Proudly Dons His Pratty’s After The Catch Shirt, originally uploaded by captjoe06.
He went, had luinch and picked up this T Shirt from the Discovery Channel’s After The Catch. After The Catch was based on The Deadliest Catch program and the Captains from Alaska having round table discussions with Gloucester fishermen.
CJ Morgante, Major League Soccer Referee Talks Lobstering
Here’s CJ, once again hopping right in to offload the crates of lobsters.
He hasn’t once been afraid to get his hands dirty or dive right into something. As a matter of fact he was so gung ho the first day he showed up he was helping to grade lobsters and after about an hour I saw his hands were all cut up. I got him a pair of gloves immediately but I have a hunch he wouldn’t have said a word about it and just toughed it out.
Here’s CJ heading back to the dock after his second day lobstering.
If you’ve been following along you know that CJ Morgante, Major League Soccer Referee asked for the real Lobsterman experience. Frank set him up on three different boats to go lobstering in three days. That’s pretty cool if you ask me for a boy from Pennsylvania with no ties to Gloucester to just roll up here and hop aboard the boats and get to it.
Day Two- Aboard The Lady J with Captain Dave Jewell and mate Goulart.
Early in the morning and CJ is raring to go.
Here’s CJ Morgante, MLS soccer ref preparing to go lobstering for the day with Mike Tupper aboard The Freemantle Doctor. Mike said he did pretty good banding the lobsters and kept up the pace which isn’t always the case with a greenhorn.