How about a single thread for the season overall? I'm not a fan of hydration breaks in the game. Well, in the college game certainly. We have pretty much unlimited substitution, so this isn't like the professional game. One of my favorite distinctives of soccer is that once game time arrives, it's pretty much a player's game: very limited subbing, huge field and small coaching box (hard for coaches to communicate with players), no timeouts... This changes that and effectively makes the game 4 quarters as opposed to 2 halves. Maybe if the water was dispensed on the far sideline it would be more palatable to me.