Let's start with Steve Cherundolo. A yellow card for slamming the ball down on a throw-in. Another yellow for grabbing the foot of an attacker slipping away from him. What the hell? Are those good cards? Enjoy the bench, Stevie. And be glad the even stupider Guatemalan kept you from being the goat. Clint Dempsey draws a yellow for something that looked, to me at least, like a near elbow. Given the Olympic situation, you would think that wouldn't happen again in a WC qualifier within a week. I don'[t quite know what to think about Howard's card, but it would have been better avoided. Credit to Mike Bradley, because he seemed to be in the cooler heads camp tonight. Good to see him learn his lesson. Whether or not the coaching staff has any blame for the rash of stupid cards, it's now their duty to clean it up.