So the new WiR is out http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Referee-Programs/2009/09/2009-Referee-Week-in-Review-Week-25.aspx They are now claiming that when it comes to DOGSO that we are supposed to focus on the "obvious" part instead of the "opportunity" part that seemed to be the thing in the past. They say that if the GK has a "good" chance to make a save then a red card is not appropriate. Didn't the guidance used to say that there just had to be a goal scoring OPPORTUNITY taken away by the foul to justify the send off? They admit that the player had a small chance to get a shot on goal, not that he had no chance to score at all. All sorts of things COULD have happened on the play. But if you look at the 4 D's they all seem to point to send off to me. Direction is right at goal despite being a little outside the post. Distance to goal is practically in the 6. Number of Defenders is just the GK. Distance to the ball is about zero. Are they really off base with this one or am I?