In a New York Sun article about disruption as a tactic, Gardner uses two examples: the recent ManU v. Arsenal and DC United v MetroScum matches. Some excerpts (reading the whole article helps put these in context). "...A glaring display of this apparently praiseworthy disruptiveness had been seen just one day earlier, right here in Giants Stadium, in Saturday’s playoff game between the MetroStars and DC United.This rivalry, while hardly at the fever pitch of the ManU-Arsenal clashes, does have quite an edge to it... ...Novak has an explanation for DC’s turnaround: “During the season I told my team that winning is about running and fighting, not just soccer. That is why we have been winning, and lately we have been able to play soccer, too... ...Novak’s claim that DC United has “been able to play soccer” lately is already debatable...." Since I think that we're playing some of our best soccer in years, I wonder if Gardner was watching the game...and if he was, whether he's ever going to see past his mindset about the sport as played here and in Northern Europe. I think, however, his lament about what Saturday's game may devolve into may be accurate.