"He tried to play on, play through it and Chara commits four fouls in the first half and never gets carded. I think that's a key turning point in the game. You look at the times Dempsey got fouled, that crap has got to stop. The referee has to protect him and they don't. It doesn't matter if a foul is early in the game or late in the game."
-- Seattle coach Sigi Schmid after Sunday's 1-0 loss to Portland in which Clint Dempsey suffered a left shoulder sprain after he dislocated it following a 19th minute tackle by Diego Chara. (MLSSoccer.com)