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Real Salt Lake: Kyle Beckerman 'gutted' about yellow cards, suspension

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  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 22, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    They will likely still win. I watched the "foul" on the news last night. It was not flagrant in any way. Should not have been called and would not have been called on the other team. The quality of referees in all professional soccer varies quite a bit and they are worse "homers" than the NBA Ref's.

  • lonestar Fort Worth, TX
    April 22, 2011 11:56 a.m.

    Beckerman: Always our Captain.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    April 22, 2011 11:34 a.m.

    @Menace...flopping in soccer has its origins from the NBA. See Dennis Rodman, Vlade Divac, and Bill Laimbeer for specifics.

  • AsSOCiation Football Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    Menace to society is feeling a little insecure about all of this soccer coverage.

  • MenaceToSociety Draper, UT
    April 22, 2011 10:58 a.m.

    Another player just flopped.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    April 22, 2011 10:09 a.m.

    This is a "really big deal". It shows the advancement of U.S. football (soccer). Here in St. Louis, we were once the "bell cow" of soccer in the U.S. Now, we are not even involved in the Gold Cup in June. Kansas City is. The rule in question here should probably be modernized somehow. However, this was the "second yellow", which means that he had a previous infraction. Wayne Rooney in the Champions League in Europe was accused of taking an "intentional second yellow" in an inconsequential game so that it would not affect his participation. That means that there are ways to "outsmart" the rule. He was told that he would miss a key game and would be suspended. He got a lawyer and appealed. He won the appeal because they couldn't prove the charges. Meanwhile, he is playing in the semifinals next week without a problem. The best to Salt Lake.

  • giggle Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 22, 2011 9:30 a.m.

    this is team worth watching. Go RSL!!!

  • Proud Father Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 22, 2011 9:07 a.m.

    It's a shame that he'll miss the game on a questionable call.

    Beckerman is the man and I've got all the respect in the world for him. Check out what he did for the coolest little guy ever - search "Jonah Make a Wish" on youtube and watch the 2:18 video from ABC4. Beckerman shows the kind of character that we wish more sports stars had.

  • Nussdorfer AC Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2011 8:24 a.m.

    Sad that RSL has had a midfielder miss a championship game before. After a terrible tackle by Beckham, Morales was too hurt to continue in the MLS cup. However, RSL has the depth and resolve to win at home.

  • MenaceToSociety Draper, UT
    April 22, 2011 2:07 a.m.

    Weird that a soccer player would flop like that.