19 responses

  1. Scott
    May 8, 2012

    Nice to see MLS get it right afterwards so Cardenas won’t have to miss Saturday’s game.

    Still unfortunate the Revs had to lose a man unnecessarily. The officiating in MLS continues to be quite poor.

  2. Ashy elbows
    May 8, 2012

    do you think players’ treatment of refs during matches will decline because of this board? do you see more altercations occuring on the field because players feel like the ref’s ruling doesn’t matter as long as the postgame board sees “the truth”?

  3. LiquidYogi
    May 8, 2012

    Yeah Scott…mistaken red cards are never given out in the EPL, or La Liga…only in the MLS does this happen.

  4. baquito alyeska
    May 8, 2012

    Good. Cardenas be crafty.

  5. Puffer
    May 8, 2012

    It sounds like you are trying to say MLS officiating is on par with EPL, La Liga…

  6. byrdman
    May 8, 2012

    Scott made no comparison to other leagues. He simply said it’s poor. If you don’t agree, than I would question you ability to judge the game as it is played. That being said, you have the right to be wrong. But you don’t have the right to be a donkey about it.

  7. nate
    May 8, 2012

    I think in the short term anything can happen, but in the long term players should behave *more* because they know they won’t get away with things like they have in the past.

    In general I think this is a great move by the league, and it should be a model for FIFA in the future. You’re right that it could undermine the refs, but I think the net effect is to get more calls right and fewer calls wrong, which is a positive move.

  8. Tim F.
    May 8, 2012

    This is a great move by MLS to have these retroactive reviews possible and to take corrective action where necessary. Bravo!

  9. LiquidYogi
    May 8, 2012

    Yet this play doesn’t prove that the MLS officiating is poor. I’m pointing out that referees no matter where in the world make mistakes…that’s what this was.

  10. A Coach
    May 8, 2012

    Any video of the Gonzalez incident?

  11. acj
    May 8, 2012
  12. RLW2020
    May 9, 2012

    indeed, great move by the league.

  13. Mcgee
    May 9, 2012

    Now, how about some goal line replay??? It would be nice for MLA to take charge at set the standard.

  14. LiquidYogi
    May 9, 2012

    I’m tired of people saying this. The MLS cannot “take charge” or “Set a standard” they can only follow FIFA. If FIFA gives them permission to do this, they can. Until then, they can’t.

  15. biff
    May 9, 2012

    Rescinding bogus red cards, I think, is long overdue. Kudos to MLS for doing this. You never see this is Germany, and there were several false red cards handed out in the Bundesliga this season (including two yellows last Saturday given within 10 seconds of each other to Hoffenheim’s Ryan Babel against relegation-threatened Berlin). Players falsely red-carded still have to serve suspensions. Totally ridiculous.

  16. pd
    May 9, 2012

    Great development. Glad about the Gonzales decision but to me Rose fr. Seattle should have had some post-match action taken on him as well. Reckless challenges, getting in the face of a ref… Clearly influencing that call and subsequent calls on him. I don’t care that it was “first-match nerves”, paid players are expected to debut acting more like professionals than hacks.

  17. Diablo
    May 9, 2012

    What really sucks is that Seattle should have already been down to 10 men in the first half with Rose being sent off. Then Leo’s antics. Instead, they get a late goal and “earn” 3 points. That’s not right and you can’t fix it. Some things you need to get right the first time.

  18. bcoug
    May 9, 2012

    To be clear, the goal was in the 62′ – not really a late goal, as a third of the match was still to be play. It also happened about 25′ before the incident with Gonzalez.

    All that being said, Seattle should have been a man down already – I don’t think anyone is disputing that.

  19. Jeremy
    May 9, 2012

    Seattle would have won with 6 guys out there. Philly is a joke.

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