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Referee Retire’s Yellow Card’s Uses Just Red Cards Instead

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Referee Carlos Maglio got so sick of handing out yellow cards during Estudiantes and Gimnasia's Friendship Cup game in Argentina that he retired the yellow card giving it to his assistant and explaining to the two captains that the red card would be used instead till the end of the tie.

Video: Coventry defender Cyrus Christie booked for trying to trip a pitch invader

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Coventry full-back Cyrus Christie picked up a bizarre yellow card after he attempted to trip up a pitch invader. The 20-year-old attempted to thwart a topless fan, who ran onto the pitch during last night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern final first-leg against Crewe. As if a 0-3 home defeat didn't make Christie's night miserable enough, [.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos sent-off for kicking opponent in the face

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The thing with a winter break in football is that it forces a hardened card addict like Sergio Ramos to go cold turkey. Let them loose on a football pitch again in January and they're bound to overdose. The Real Madrid defender got his fix during last night's victory over Celta Vigo. He satisfied his [.

This week on Good Times: JJ lights the Dyn-O-Mite.

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It's moments past halftime and Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones has just produced a fine individual effort to breach the Augsburg for the 2-0. Not only was it his first league strike since August of 2010, but the US livewire has already accumulated one "Gordie Howe hat trick" (goal, assist, rough yellow card) before the second game of the season is even done.

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Off The Bench Episode 74: One Card, Two Card, MLS Red Card, Yellow Card; NASL & USL Roundup

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Luke Lohr and Pedro Gomes are back to talk about the weekend action for MLS. Referee decisions are the heavy talking point, as is the rise of Sporting KC. NASL graced us with three draws, but some great individual plays and USL PRO gives us goals. Off The Bench, because it's the right price.

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AFTER 90: The blame game

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Not having a ballTHE BUZZ:
Would a TFC loss be blamed on travel, fatigue or humidity?
Do any of you still listen to the post-match excuses?Will Kansas get a rare football "three-game sweep"?Have the results of Livestrong Park's urinalysis returned?What's more American - Teal Bunbury or Jacob Peterson's socks?

A Must Win for the Supporters' Shield

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With 8 games left in the season, Sporting KC is currently 3 points out of the race for the Supporters' Shield. Behind San Jose, KC doesn't have many games that you can immediately look at and say "oh yeah that should be a win," but tomorrow night at Livestrong Sporting Park, KC has one of those games.

Report: Wigan look to land Espinoza

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Roger Espinoza's Olympic performance for Honduras is still lingering in the front offices of clubs in England, and it appears as if one is eager to pry him away from Sporting Kansas City prior to the close of the European summer transfer window.

According to reports from England, Premier League side Wigan Athletic is looking to make a move for Espinoza, who is in the final year of his contract with Sporting KC and MLS.

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Video: Sulley Muntari steals ref’s yellow card, books AC Milan team-mate Mario Balotelli

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Mario Balotelli was booked during AC Milan's win against Torino at the weeked... by team-mate Sulley Muntari. The former Manchester City striker scored a late winner in the match and removed his shirt during the goal celebration. Seeing that the referee was about to dish out the inevitable yellow card to his team-mate, Muntari pinched [.

GIF It: Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson attempts to score the greatest own goal ever

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Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson nearly scored the best own goal of all time during yesterday's victory over Everton. The Sweden international unleashed an overhit 45-yard backpass that very nearly lobbed goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Mignolet was forced into emergency action and had to catch the ball before it sailed over his head and into the net.

Clarence Seedorf gets first ever red card for ‘leaving pitch the wrong way’

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According to FIFA.com, Clarence Seedorf had played more than 800 matches over more than 20 years without ever getting a red card in his career. But that impressive streak came to an end just before the final whistle in Botafogo's 2-1 win against Madureira when he was booked twice for not leaving the pitch in a fashion the referee found suitable upon being substituted.

Van Persie: UEFA Are Cowardly For Backing Ref

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Robin van Persie is still frustrating by the ridiculous decision to send Nani off during our Round of 16 game against Real Madrid.

According to the Laws of the game, at worst it was a yellow card, but the referee incorrectly opted to send Nani off. FIFA Law 12: If a player plays in a dangerous manner in a "normal" challenge, the referee should not take any disciplinary action.

GIF It: Manchester United fans and Nani might wonder why Javi Martinez wasn’t sent-off against Arsenal

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Nani's red card against Real Madrid prompted much debate as to whether or not it was merited. Most Manchester United fans protested that it was an incorrect decision. And Roy Keane gleefully took up the case for the referee. As if to rub salt into the wounds, United supporters watching last night's match between Bayern [.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says other managers should ‘shut up’

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Roberto Mancini has advised fellow Premier League managers to "shut up" after a touchline squabble with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert. The pair clashed over a tackle on City's Gareth Barry by Villa youngster Joe Bennett. The prompted Mancini to observe: "There are some managers it is better to shut up.

Video: Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates Europa League goal with a dummy

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ليون 2 : 1 سبارتا براغ by kooralive There was no shortage of clubs naming some very young players in the starting line-ups for last night's round of Europa League games, but Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis took it too far. The France international whipped a baby's dummy as in a dummy that would ordinarily [.

DTotD: Zlatan Ibrahimovic DDTs China’s Lu Peng

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic only played the first 45 minutes of Sweden's 1-0 friendly win against China, but he made the most of his time by practicing his new finishing move on China's Lu Peng.

Ibrahimovic was trying to take the ball off Peng, but instead of just stepping in front of him, he put him in a DDT and drove his face into the ground.

GUEST WRITER: REFEREES WANTED FOR LFC WATCH

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Guest Post by Stuart Higgins
Hi Liverpool Fans,
I'm writing to ask if there are any qualified football referees here?
The reason I ask is that we are appealing for help with a ref review where a qualified ref reviews Premier League referee performances and scores them overall on key factors.

Santi strike seals points

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Santi Cazorla (Photo: Ronnie Macdonald)

Liverpool 0 – 2 Arsenal

A determined counter-attacking Arsenal side produced occasional flashes of brilliance to steal three points at Anfield and extend their run of not having conceded a goal this season to three games.

CONCACAF Champions League – Match Recaps – 23 August 2012

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The Los Angeles Galaxy cruised past Isidro Metapan and Municipal won at Chorillo FC in the CONCACAF Champions League on August 23, 2012.

Los Angeles Galaxy 5-2 Isidro Metapan

The Galaxy won their opening Group Stage match in the CONCACAF Champions League despite a red card and being without Landon Donovan.

Gershon Koffie Suspended for One Game

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Vancouver Whitecaps Midfielder Gershon Koffie was suspended by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for one game and fined an undisclosed amount in the wake of his actions on Saturday afternoon at Century Link Field. The suspension was handed down for the dangerous play where he kicked Andy Rose in the chest.

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Football Glossary: Caution

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(to/a) Caution: A yellow card, a booking. Two cautions in a game will lead to a red card

Football Glossary: Yellow Card

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Yellow Card: A caution or booking: if a player commits a serious foul then the referee can give him a yellow card - one more similar offence and he will be sent off

Football Glossary: A Booking

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(a) Booking: A caution or yellow card

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Sounders Reserves 4-2 Chivas: Recap

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In a game that was really in their control throughout, the Sounders needed to come from behind to beat that other Chivas USA, after two set pieces had the home team down 2-1. But as the first team did on Saturday, so the reserves mimicked on Sunday, as Seattle picked up their second straight come-from-behind reserve win with a 4-2 victory.

Sounders v Chivas USA Again - Gamethread

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If you feel like you've seen enough of Chivas USA imagine being the players and coaches that watch that match tape to get ready for them. In many ways those past performances are not indications of much. Few teams in MLS have added so much talent during the season. It's certain that none have done that while not really getting better.

Sounders at Chivas USA - Gamethread

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Games are not played on paper. If they were this is one of those that could already be over. The Goats are not a good soccer team. They have a broken offense and a defense that is kept alive by Dan Kennedy. They also aren't as bad as their numbers say. Still, the Sounders are road favorites, strong road favorites.

Cascadia Cup: Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Match Thread [7:30 pm]

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Welcome to the new abbreviated match thread! As we've gone through the months we've picked up on our preview duties prior to the game and, as such, we're going to test out a new abbreviated match thread which doesn't aim to preview the game itself, but rather display as much information as possible so that you guys can find everything you need to know about the match.

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Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: Left Back Edition

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Today's practice at the team's Beaverton training facility saw the Timbers' starters return to action for the first time since their loss to Colorado on Wednesday. The starters practiced separately from the rest of the team, undergoing a lighter workout as they regen from last week's game before splitting into two teams and playing a game of 6v6 with Gavin Wilkinson and Jose Adolfo Valencia rounding out the sides.

Galaxy open up CCL play with a win

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The Los Angeles Galaxy's opening match of the 2012-2013 CONCACAF Champions League tournament had just about everything one could ask for.

The Galaxy got goals from its star players, but had to weather some questionable officiating late in the second half which featured a red card to Robbie Keane and a yellow card right in the midst of a substitution.

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Sounders at FC Dallas - Gamethread

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Beating the current version of FC Dallas isn't easy. They have enough quality in all phases of play that on a normal day they are tough when healthy. In near 100 degree heat they gain another advantage. Still, there are opportunities. Dallas is fairly weak defending open play crosses which should bode well for a Sounders team that has a rested and ready Adam Johansson and Mauro Rosales.

2012 MLS, Week 25: Power Rankings

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We're quickly coming to the last part of the regular season here in Major League Soccer. August is nearly wrapped up as we head into September. The final stretch of games is truly here.

I had a few changes in this week's rankings. One Western Conference club made a big climb in my book while a couple others continued to stumble.

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Sergio Aguero Receives Ridiculous Yellow Card for Diving

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Referee Mike Jones will be a relieved man following his ridiculous mistake of booking Sergio Aguero in the ninth minute for diving instead of given the Argentine a penalty following Jose Fonte's blatant foul didn't have any real bearing on the game as City smashed three past high-flyers Southampton to move into second spot just six points behind leaders Chelsea!

It Was A Questionable Call, But The Andy Najar Red Card Didn't Need To Happen

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Andy Najar certainly had a good point in disagreeing with referee Jair Marrufo when he was given a yellow card for a tackle on Joel Lindpere. The young D.C. United fullback was practically running shoulder-to-shoulder with the New York Red Bulls midfielder, and Lindpere went down very easily. Calling a foul on the play seemed questionable to me.

Benny: Second Caution Was ‘Stupid Play For Me’

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Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber admitted that his second yellow card in Saturday's loss to Philadelphia "wasn't smart." (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Days after he was sent off at the twilight of Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Union, Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber explained the circumstances that led to his second yellow and subsequent red card ejection.

To Hand Out A Yellow Card For A Bad Tackle, Or Not: Premier League Referees Can’t Win

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West Ham United achieved more than 3 points against Queens Park Rangers on Monday night. They now have the milestone of being the first Premier League side in the history of the league to receive 8 yellow cards in one game.

But for those of you who, like me, watched the game, it wasn't a dirty match at all.

DTotD: Robinho shown a yellow card for getting kicked in the chest in FIFA 13

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Every year, EA Sports tweaks their FIFA game in an effort to make it more realistic and if this example from the FIFA 13 demo is any indication, it appears they're targeted inexplicable referee decisions as an area to highlight this year.

In a match between Milan and Arsenal, Robinho gets fancy and flicks the ball up in the air.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 15-16 September

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Golazo de Buttner vs Wigan by rrmisas 1. It was a good weekend for scoring on your debut. Alex Buttner, Nick Powell, Dimitar Berbatov, Mark Lowton, Christian Benteke and Javi Garcia all accomplished that feat. 2. Paul Scholes: he continues to score goals. The Manchester United legend marked his 700th game with a goal against [.

Cherundolo, Bocanegra set to return to lineup for crucial qualifier vs. Jamaica

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By FRANCO PANIZO

COLUMBUS, Ohio-- There figure to be several changes made to the U.S. men's natinonal team's starting lineup heading into Tuesday's crucial World Cup qualifying showdown vs. Jamaica, and U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has already revealed some of them.

Jose Callejon gives Sergio Busquets a reason to cover his head

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Sergio Busquets hit the ground early and often in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana both for good reasons and not so good reasons. In the 11th minute, he fell over a Xabi Alonso challenge and found himself in a familiar position right in the line of fire for Jose Callejon, who blasted the ball off Busquets' head from close range.

AFTER 90: Short-stemmed trilliums

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"Oh the humanity! florae!"
THE BUZZ:
Can TFC stop giving up late spirit-crushing goals?Will the O'Dea/Eckersley defensive pairing continue?Does any man still use Barbasol?Can Mariner find a permanent partner for Eric Hassli?Will it ever feel like Columbus 2008 again?