"We are aware of the issue and are working closely with U.S. Soccer and their review of the matter."
-- MLS executive vice president Todd Durbin on a U.S. Soccer-MLS
investigation into Chicago Fire star Cuauhtemoc Blanco allegedly giving his jersey to referee Jair Marrufo after last weekend's game against Columbus in which Marrufo
red-carded Gino Padula for a foul on Blanco. The Columbus Dispatch reported that Blanco "tossed the jersey into the room occupied by Jair Marrufo and his assistant referees," that
Blanco was seen chatting with Marrufo before the game, and that Blanco yelled at the referee outside the locker rooms at halftime. (Columbus Dispatch)