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Published: Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 11:37 p.m. MDT

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collegestudent25
Cedar City, UT

Read the rules to soccer. It must be intentional to be a handball. I dont know how you could call either of those intentional. Neither of those should be called a penalty let alone a red card. As a soccer official this frustrates me. Let the players decide the outcome of the game. The official is not there to play the game, just to officiate.

jdbets
SLC, UT

Before reporting on a story a reporter should watch the game and have the facts straight. Collen Warner's hand ball was not a hand ball at all. The ball clearly hit him on the front of the shoulder. He did not raise his hand to hit the ball away. Chris Schuler's hand ball was also the wrong call. Two more examples of why the MLS will never be considered a top flight league with poor quality of officiating that we witness across the league.

axle
Riverton, UT

This team is down in the mouth right now. Here we were riding a 5 game winning streak, Morales was coming back and it looked like we were even going to make a run at the supporters shield. Now a couple of weeks later, this. Before the CCL final this team had mojo, they had the fortress and they were bragging about how they were the deapest team in MLS and that it didn't matter who they put on the field they would find a way to beat you. Well? Where did it go? The CCL seamed to really deflate them losing on their home field with everything on the line. Losing Morales was the next big blow, and as other regulars went off with injuries we lost just that much more confidence. Now here we are, 3-0 against the MLS bottom feeders. These guys have made some excuses, but they just need to put that chip on their shoulder again. I still believe these guys could take it all, they just need that confidence back.

Vince Clortho
S_SPRINGS, UT

I think RSL can shrug this loss off...As noted above the calls were garbage...I can see the difficulty on the first, but the ref didn't consult with the linesman...

Take some rest and leave it all on the field next week...

Unlucky
HEBER CITY, UT

RSL has mentally weak players. They are not a contender. First round exit. Sorry soccer fans.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Unlucky

I'm not sure how you can conclude that RSL is "mentally weak" and "not a contender" based on last night's game where 7 starters were out. That's like saying the Green Bay Packers are not a good team based on watching their water boys play football.

farrahsmiles
west jordan, utah

I want this team heading into the playoffs with a chip on their shoulder, with something to prove. Just like when they won the title 2 years ago. When they get cocky, and feel invincible, they seem to lay an egg. What's happening will make them stronger, and I believe will lead to another championship.

your_sangoma
Clinton, UT

Good point on MLS not being a top flight league due to the officiating. I've never seen a top flight official blow a call.

srw
Riverton, UT

I think RSL have been aiming at the goal too much. They need to start aiming at their opponents' arms.

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