Silviu Petruscu's father Radu was also a FIFA referee.
Petruscu played in the premier Romanian division for 3 years. At the time he was stationed in the army.
Silviu Petruscu's most difficult match was in Panama City in 2002, the final between Panama and Mexico for the World Cup U-20 Qualification.
Silviu Petrescu was being voted the 2012 MLS Referee of the Year.From our reporter: Karl Muller