Just my little addition here: This photo is obviously a couple weeks old, but Sporting seems to keep getting into these situations. Guess it is just making them tougher.
#MLS #theredteamsucks This is what it’s like to play the Sounders. #SportingKC
I saw that happen in the corner as I was sitting close to the field, and was fuming for the rest of the game. Why wasn’t there a call on something like this? Or on continued play when Jeferson went down and Seattle was unsportsmanlike to continue playing, as he sat on the field for minutes while they ignored the issue? Or for the problem that left Luke Sassano playing on one leg the rest of the game? Or for the CLEAR handball that a Sounder touched that was simply overlooked?
SKC fans are angered over the Red Card and Bravo’s part in getting it. Regardless of this single incident - which is highly debatable as people saw different things from different angles, the Coach sums up a problem that we have experienced time and time again…
Coach Vermes on the Officials
“We have been under this so many times this season — red cards or non-calls on penalty kicks — at some point, it has to change,” Vermes said. “As much as players are responsible and coaches are responsible when things don’t go well — they either don’t play or get released — the referees seem to keep coming back.
“But bad performances should not constitute the opportunity to come back on the field and referee a professional game. If you’re not good, you’re not, and you shouldn’t be out there. You need to go back down somewhere else, just like we do with players sometimes when we send them off to a lower division.
Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/08/06/3061378/sounders-put-end-to-sporting-kcs.html#ixzz1UM2l1rNr