I know I'll feel a lot better after a good vent, so I'll get the ball rolling. Let me know if you think it's too harsh or too light. 1. Mike Jeffries - Through his quixotic quest for the Open Cup, turned a Supporters Shield contender into a likely 5th place seed. Twenty-four games of herculean effort flushed down the toilet in one week of ill-considered decisionmaking. Hope he didn't clear a space on the mantle for that coach of the year award. 2. USSF/MLS - Thanks guys for all the thought and consideration you put into the schedule. I guess it would have been too simple to just have the KC/Columbus game Thursday, and NY/Dal this weekend. 3. Ryan Suarez - conspicuous failure on all three goals vs NY. Were we playing a right back during that jailbreak on the flank for the first goal? I bet Suarez wasn't even on the TV screen during that play for the viewers at home. The next two goals involved futile stabs at balls that wound up in the back of the net. He needs to stop planning his move to Europe and start thinking about his defense or he'll be the next Clint Mathis. 4. Matt Jordan - Once again, we lose a battle of the keepers. Howard stands on his head a dozen times to keep Metro in the game. Jordan lets Faria of all people score from a bad angle. A soft backbreaker against Jordan for the second game in a row. He was looking a lot better with Countess breathing down his neck. 5. Jason Kries - Firmly entrenched in his annual late-season slump. Made Cerritos look like Carlos Ruiz. Blew the beautiful cross O'brien put right on his head. Created nothing, and as usual, absolutely no threat on the long ball due to total lack of speed. 6. Bobby Rhine - This was a joke right? His whole game was summarized in the play where he was in alone 1v1 with Howard and was too afraid to even shoot on goal. Utterly embarassing. 7. Paul Broome - One of my favorites, and very active in the game, but got tired and started pulling on jerseys to cover his fatigue. I can't stand that kind of candyass play from anyone The only players who made a positive impression on me were Cerritos, O'brien, and Johnson. All three looked quite good.