"PRO's decision to lock out the referees and use scab replacements presents a serious health and safety issue for our members. We will continue to monitor this situation closely, as it is our sincere hope that cooler heads will prevail, the parties will reach an agreement and PSRA officials will be back on the field as soon as possible."
-- MLS players union executive director
Bob Foose on MLS using replacement referees after the officiating union and management failed to settle a labor dispute on the eve of the season openers. (Washington Post)