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MLS making big mistake by courting Brit referee

I mentioned some weeks back that the American Mark Geiger had been chosen to referee this year's Under-20 World Cup final. This was a particularly notable honor, as one of the referees also in line for the job was England's Mark Clattenburg, a man with seven years' experience refereeing in the English Premier League.

Arena, Backe and Garber must share blame for the rough stuff

I suppose congratulations of some sort are in order for the Galaxy's Adam Cristman for managing to play 25 minutes against the Red Bulls on Saturday without anyone noticing that he was on the field -- and for then climaxing his invisibility with a moment of spectacular stupidity that everyone sure as hell did notice.