> > He did. Watching realtime, I swore he got Tony, but the replay from
> >the front showed that he didn't touch him (at least on my TV :).
> >However, Hugo was doing a pretty good job of being a pain in the ass.
> >His antics cost more time than they saved.
> When we saw this live, I asked my wife whether she thought Tony
> dove. Her answer was 50% chance. I thought more like 75%. ;-)
> You're right, though, that this was a silly play from a veteran
> like Hugo. With only 1:00 to go and being down by a goal, you
> don't do anything to give the opposing goalie to delay putting
> the ball into play. He certainly earned his booking.
Hey, I'm not hearing any of the Burn side in this conversation. I'm
wondering why Dustin hasn't spoken up, apparently being the lone Burn
apologist still on NAS::-)
I am interested in getting a solid answer on one thing.
As far as I know, once a keeper has caught the ball or otherwise
collected it in play, there's nothing in the rules that says when he has
to restart things.
I know there is from a goal kick, because that's considered, in a way,
restarting the game. However, if he saves a shot, the ball is still 'in
I remember someone telling me about an English league game where the
keeper was standing there with the ball, and an opposing striker headed
the ball out of his hands and kicked the ball in for a goal.
I also have the impression that there's a range of protection for the
keeper, and I'd like to know what it is for the US.
Apparently, it's one of the broader interpretations of the rule. For the
English, if the keeper's outside the 6-yd box, he's fair game. Me, I
kinda prefer that rule. But in most of the games I've watched on the
USISL level, the keeper is pretty well protected even outside 6 yards.
So, on one hand, I don't know at all what Hugo was complaining about.
The Burn were stupid enough to let Meola get the ball. If you're going
to attack, the right way to do it is attack without giving the ball back
to the opponents.
Now, in regards to the yellow card, both his and Leonel's were 'I don't
like hispanics' cards, in my completely slanderous opinion.:-)
I mean, really, the way the ref diddled around giving that first yellow
card to the MetroStars player. And then to yellow card Alvarez when the
Burn tried to quick start on what they just thought was a simple foul was
COMPLETELY, well, a total crock of excrement.
I think it's reached the point where the refs have decided that Alvarez
will be given a card a game, early, just to 'keep him in check' or
Looking forward to the referee imports for next season...
Oh, and if all Tony learned to do while acting was take a dive when a
defender is three feet away from you, he could'a saved the time and
watched a few Klinsmann tapes;-)
Too bad the Snores won't be back in Dallas. We've got our diving judge's
cards prepared for him.