The game is over, and the Battery lost 1-0 against the Puerto Rico Diving Team. The sad thing about this match is not that we lost but what it showed about what has happened to soccer. The Puerto Rican team had beautiful footwork, but they won't be remembered for that. No, they will be remembered for the number of blantent dives they took to pull fouls. Of course it is similarly disgraceful that the person passing himself off for a referee fell for it. Instead of being awarded the fouls, the fallen players should have been carded and sent off the pitch. Again, the Battery played well but just couldn't find the back of the net. I am not complaining about the fact that we lost. What I find totally disheartening and what really turns you off in general from the sport is the theatrics of a team like Puerto Rico. And they didn't need to pull the cheap stunts. They lowered their game by doing that kind of thing. They should be hanging their heads in shame right now - win or loose. Because in the larger sense of the game, they lost. They lost self-esteem, they lost the respect of other players, and they lost the respect of any honest fan who watched that game no matter which side they were on. Well, that is my soapbox for the night!