Ok fans, here’s your opportunity to explain the utter and complete travesty of reffing observed last night:
Ah, but a ref can’t be corrupt in a vacuum. There has to be some other entity making it worth his while. Who could it be?
Speaking of MLS, the cowards who run the organization are certainly complicit if they fail to address the problem. Their first act of cowardice is always to cover up the evidence – we never, ever see replays of the assaults. N. E. V. E. R. Maybe they think we’ll just forget. We won’t. The Soccer Karma Gods won’t forget either. It’s always interesting to see what happens when Karma catches up to people like that.
Speaking of Ghaddafi, some of the Sporking Team would make great recruits for his thug army, except that job description is obsolete. Syrian President al-Assad can use some help though.
MLS certainly wants to avoid another Championship game with the Rapids, a team of underpaid nobodies from nowhere, who don’t “deserve” to win (as a fellow journalist pointed out recently), and therefore should be prevented from winning at all costs, even if it means injuring every last one of last year’s starting XI.
MLS wants flashy teams with big payrolls and Big Important Names in the Championship game. The Spork Team? Well, they have a flashy new stadium and maybe Don Garber and his posse will get a chance to hang out with Cool Dude Lance Armstrong. Celebrity worship as a rationale for game-rigging? Stranger things have happened.
Since there are no more large fan gatherings this year, we won’t have the opportunity to organize cards for all the injured players. If you’re inclined to send well wishes, send to the players at:
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
6000 Victory Way
Commerce City, CO 80022.
You might want to wait until after Wednesday, since who knows who is still on the injury hit list.