Not only is Mark Geiger the first American to referee a match in the knockout stage of the world cup, but he's also from the Jersey Shore!

 

Look for the Beachwood resident to handle the match today between France and Nigeria.

 

According to 6ABC, 'the former math teacher was chosen after his strong performance as a referee in two games during the group stage of the tournament.'  The match will take place today at noon on ESPN.