USA v Cuba Gold Cup [R]

Discussion in 'Referee' started by MikeLastort2, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    I'm curious what the refs around here think of Jaime Colome's red card in the 50th minute.

    It sure seemed like a completely legit red card to me, but there are some people in the USA forum who think the call was "dubious."

    What do you guys think?
  2. Claymore

    Claymore Member

    Jul 9, 2000
    Montgomery Vlg, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nothing "dubious" about it - straight red, no question.
  3. AAGunner3

    AAGunner3 Member

    Feb 14, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think he knew he was going to contact a US player and instead exaggerated his follow through so as to cleat the US player. Even if not intentional, it was violent & dangerous enough to warrant it. I too was a little surprised at the red, as I didn't expect it to get shown.
  4. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    i thought it was "dubious" -- from what i saw - both of the play and eye contact - i just didn't think that he was trying to kick/strike olsen in the chest. the cuban player got there first and did a wild kick which got the ball first and he then ended up with his leg and foot up high. it was very unusual, and it definitely created a very dangerous situation. but then i really thought that the actual contact was more of olsen (who got there late himself) running into his foot than the cuban kicking olsen. i didn't go back and watch it again (although i guess i know will), but after having his foot raised like that, did he jab it at olsen or did olsen run into him?

    very dangerous, but not a striking in my opinion. yellow.
  5. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pretty much my thoughts! I did think it was more of the follow through hitting Olsen, but it seemed like his objective was to clear the ball so far that he wouldn't have to worry about it for a while.

    Dangerous, but not violent! And quite different from a slide tackle that is normally a potentially dangerous play.

    And then again. I haven't reffed at anywhere near this level!
  6. new old man

    new old man New Member

    Jun 7, 2003
    SW US
    Interesting. Not having seen the play, based completely on the descriptions provided, I would go with the call of the referee on the scene, which is my default setting, and strangely enough the one required by the referee code of ethics as I understand it. Regards.

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