With the introduction of the third official sock design, what are the requirements for referees wearing matching socks.

I have been told conflicting things by assessors as to the socks matching. I understand at all high-level games the referees should match 100% (even style of jersey (new or old)), but for youth games, there are many times when the referees do not all have pairs that can match.

What is the official stance on socks?

USSF answer (March 18, 2010):
At the moment there is no official policy on this, but the rationale you have provided in your question is correct.

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