In response to this article: http://www.insidedenver.com/drmn/rapids/article/0,1299,DRMN_51_2384592,00.html which contains this exerpt: "I feel I'm the victim of very rash calls," Mastroeni said. "I think now the officials are giving me yellow cards the second I say anything. I feel I've hurt my team (by missing several matches). What can we do as players to voice our opinions?" My response: I have 2 issues with this. Unless you are wearing the armband, voice your opinions to the guy that is. He is your representative on the field. Going off half-cocked on a ref is not gonna get you what you want. hell, even if you are wearing the armband the ref is not gonna change his mind aobut the call. I see a lot of this bitching to the ref about a bad call but the ref never changes his mind and it just ends up getting you called for dissent. they aren't calling you for dissent for the one infraction, they are calling you for dissent because you keep bitching at them all the time. second of all, i call bulls(h)it on the whole thing! you keep your mouth shut when you're playing with the nats, and you play the same, and get called for fouls the same. but since you keep your mouth shut and leave it up to reyna (or the captain of the day) you don't have problems. perhaps you have built up a reputation for being an ass(h)ole to the MLS refs. you certainly have among your fans. you have turned from a great defensice midfielder into a liability. who wants to be a man down because you're being a bitch to the ref? instead of complaining that the refs have it out for you try behaving instead. sure the refs are gonna make bad calls. and they aren't gonna overturn them because you bitch about it. get over yourself.