Quote from Ching and Dom: http://sports.yahoo.com/mls/recap?gid=2009101820&prov=ap Ching admitted his mistake afterward. “I touched a guy in the face, and the refs saw it and gave me a red card,” he said. “Stupid play on my part, but it was an intense game. “It was a stupid play on my part and two red cards in the last two (home) games doesn’t look good. I let my team down, but better now than come playoff time.” Houston now has a red card in five straight games and six out of seven, but Kinnear was more upset about his striker missing the next match. “It’s not because it is Brian Ching,” said Kinnear. “It’s because it is a player who plays, who is an important player. And if you look at the guys who have been red-carded, they are all important players. “They are guys that play significant and important minutes for us. And today, it’s not just about the six minutes that he missed. It’s 90 next week.” http://sports.yahoo.com/mls/recap?gid=2009101820&prov=ap ___________________________________________ What is going on with this team right now? We have one of the most seasoned team in the MLS and we are just playing stupid right now as it has to do with cards. I bet other teams are just going to try to entrap us by getting cards in the playoffs. If I was Dom, I would start fining players personally for stupid cards. We have not played smart at all this season and I don't know if that has to do with leadership on the field or what. As this team knows from past seasons, the real season starts in the playoffs. Hopefully we can change our mindset when the playoffs come.