I'd say it would have taken a Fire player being carried off in a stretcher for him to make a freaking call, but I'm not even sure that would have done it. He was visibly afraid to call any penalty kicks, for any reason, in either direction. If MLS folds, it's all his fault (necessary BigSoccer hyperbole, there). Are there <b>any</b> referees in MLS that we, as hypercritical fans, think are even <i>adequate</i>? And don't even get me started on the linesm...um, "referee's assistants." Of course, the game wasn't televised anywhere, so you'll all just have to take my word for it. Later, COZ p.s. Oops, meant to post this to the general MLS forum, and it won't let me delete. Could a mod move it for me?