@RSL1The players throw a big enough fit that it takes a while to get the
pk taken anyway. While all of that is going on have some replay officials up in
a booth or box have a look at the play and radio down to the center ref.
Simple. It would be relatively quick too. Add goal line technology
and one more center ref on the field. I hope that eventually computers will be
able to call offsides so we don't need those crappy sideline officials.
All pks and red cards should be reviewed on instant replay. It just makes sense.
Too many games are decided by terrible calls. Red cards and pks determine who
wins or loses. Don't you think we should at least get them correct if they are
that important? If I was a ref I would like to double check to make sure. RSL should have Borchers red card suspension appealed. Since it wasn't
even a foul you would think MLS would agree he shouldn't sit out two games.
Alexi Lalas called the game the worst officiated game he had ever seen. That is
quite bad I would think.
I was really disappointed in the soft 2nd goal, until I watched the replay.
Saborio was completely pulled off the wall by a player from NE. This allowed the
ball to roll where he should have been which beat Rimando who was cheating to
the far post because he had his wall setup. I can't blame the ref for missing
that call, but just adds to the overall frustration of the game. Could this be a turning point for this team? They were down 2 goals and down a
man and fought back to a 3-3 tie. I know NE is a bad team, but overcoming that
early adversity showed this team doesn't give up.
Realistically the score should have been 1-0 RSL because all of the other goals
were not legitimate. It was cool to see RSL on sportsnation but
Josephs goal should have never happened because it was clearly a flop that led
to the free kick.@parry is a farceyeah I knew the fireworks
show was going to be bad, it wasn't a good sign when they announced a
"pyrotechnics display." They will be having a real full scale
fireworks show on the 23rd. The reason it wasn't the regular full scale
fireworks was because sandy was doing their fireworks show last night.
Where is the old Kreis that would have gone on a rant about the horrible call? I
miss him. Bring him back along with the fire that led this team to win a
championship, not just ties against mediocre teams--and I know, we were a
man-down, but frankly the team never should have been in that situation off a
goalkick!!! A goalkick, really, how did Fhalber get into the box unmarked and
then get the ball? Bad play all around just made worse by bad refs.
RSL showed a lot of heart to fight back.
Although my 18 years of soccer officiating was not at this level, I have a good
handle on what is and isnt a foul. In last nights match, either Mr. Reyes was
incompetent or dishonest. I dont think he would have been hired if he were the
former. I wonder what the odds in Vegas were for the game last night? Its the
only explanation that makes sense. Someone made a lot of Money last night.
Should have been a 3-2 RSL win. That red card was garbage.
Soccer needs to look at adding a second field referee, it would be better
officiated, instead of one guy trying to cover the whole field by himself. The
ref was fifty yards away, when he made that embarrassing call last night.
I thought the same thing. 6 goals and 5 of them came off of dead ball
situations...Still, great heart...Onward and Upward RSL.
MLS needs to do something about the refs. For both sides it was a joke. Really
there was only one goal that did not come from a bad call out of the six goals.
It is hard to watch.
Anyone at the game tonight know about that plane that was flying around, that
was really low ??
Real played very well.A tie was well earned sadly. They could have won this game
with full 11. The ref in center left a lot to be desired. The TV clearly showed
that Borchers got ball and should have had a goal kick.
Yader Reyes. SAR (bench): Peter Balciunas; JAR (opposite): Mike Kampmeinert ---
henceforth known as: WORST. REFEREES. EVER.