Houston Dynamo v Seattle Sounders


RCT at 2015-10-19 00:14:38

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Full Time

RCT at 2015-10-19 00:13:01

Full Time

How did you rate the referee during this game, steady if not spectacular. He did not have a lot to test him, but what he had to do, he did well.

Full Time

RCT at 2015-10-19 00:11:13

Full Time

1-1 the final score, the second half was the better 45 and we had more of a game to test the match officials


RCT at 2015-10-19 00:06:50

4 additional minutes, still time ….


RCT at 2015-10-18 23:59:11

GOAL! Who else – Martins equalisers,  even more reason to focus as Seattle level matters



RCT at 2015-10-18 23:56:26

10 to go – keep focused and see it home Mr Referee …..


RCT at 2015-10-18 23:51:45

It’s vital that the referee retains control  –  the temperature has increased to boiklng point


RCT at 2015-10-18 23:47:56

Yellow CardThat’s a poor challenge by Barrett and he got what he deserved


RCT at 2015-10-18 23:42:25

GOAL! At last 1-0 to Houston, Clark opens the scoring …


RCT at 2015-10-18 23:40:43

Yellow Card Garrido for persistent infringement – totally justified


RCT at 2015-10-18 23:36:00

I sense the game is about to go up a gear in terms of intensity – remember Houston have to socre


RCT at 2015-10-18 23:33:17

That will help the referee with his control of the game


RCT at 2015-10-18 23:31:16

Yellow CardIvanschitz is the deserved recipient of the game’s 2nd yellow card



RCT at 2015-10-18 23:28:47

There is a distinct increase in the urgency from both teams, hopefully this will enhance a poor game and it will be a greater test for the officials


RCT at 2015-10-18 23:23:56

At last – genuine goal mouth action and almost a goal for Seattle

RCT at 2015-10-18 23:21:14

Here we go, let’s hope for 7 goals, 3 reds, 8 yellows, dog on the pitch, broken cross-bar ..

Half Time

RCT at 2015-10-18 23:16:37

Surely Houston have to come out and “go for it” in the second half as a draw is no good for them

RCT at 2015-10-18 23:11:06

Twitter says “Well that was an amazingly uneventful half of soccer” …. according to @andrewmartonikj

Half Time

RCT at 2015-10-18 23:08:58

Half Time

A correction from earlier, Pineda was cautioned for dissent, I thought at the time Friberg was unlukcy to be cautioned for his offence, and he wasn’t !

RCT at 2015-10-18 23:06:03

Half Time

Well, that was not the most riveting 45 minutes I have ever witnessed, compared to the 8 goal thriller from our earlier game, it definitely needs a goal

RCT at 2015-10-18 23:00:46

Yellow CardFirst caution for Friberg for his challenge  – bit harsh perhaps, it’s not been that sort of game …


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:58:09

I am just comparing the involvement of Anthony Taylor at this afternoon’s Premier League game to this game – it just doesn’t , just 6 penal offences in the first 40 minutes !


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:54:54

First rebuke of the game to Garcia, not that the game is getting frantic ..


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:52:29

So after 33 minutes we have our first offside, that tells a story !


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:51:42

Well placed referee, no offence on Evans and play allowed to continue ….


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:49:45

30 gone for you 15 minute chunk specialsits …


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:47:53

It could do with a goal …..


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:45:14

Is this football or is it Chess ?


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:43:42

The referee giving appropriate  warnings to players who simulate …….


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:35:53

Martins gets close, the closest we have come to a goal ….


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:34:19

For those of you who referee in 15 minute chunks, that’s the first section of the game successfully completed

RCT at 2015-10-18 22:33:10

I wonder if the heat and humidity is effecting the pace of the game, it’s non eventful at the moment ..


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:26:15

8 minutes gone and still no penal offences committed – it’s a quiet start for the Match Officials


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:21:24

This is a typical start to an MLS game, measured build ups and not a lot of pace and urgency to proceedings


RCT at 2015-10-18 22:18:50

Game on – with Seattle in green starting as favourites to take the points

RCT at 2015-10-18 22:14:10

Love the anthem, that boy can sing !!!

RCT at 2015-10-18 22:07:21

Our referee for this game is Edvin Jurisevic, and it’s good to see women operating at the top flight in the MLS, with Kathryn Nesbitt on Assistant Referee duties

RCT at 2015-10-18 22:02:51

Keith Hackett commented:

“I don’t know the extent of these injuries but I do know that this presents a potentially dangerous state of affairs. If you are relying on such a small group then the fatigue factor can set in, particularly during the sort of intensive programme we see over Christmas.”

RCT at 2015-10-18 22:01:06

A good pre-match read may be found at http://you-are-the-ref.com/increasing-strain-on-select-group/ where we discuss the fitness problems facing the squad of the Premier League referees

RCT at 2015-10-18 21:58:20

There is also a familiar face in the Houston set-up where ex Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle is in charge

RCT at 2015-10-18 21:53:49

Have a look and let us know your views on twitter @youaretheref


RCT at 2015-10-18 21:51:39

Talking of Newcastle, hopefully you were able to join us for our earlier coverage of their fixture v Norwich City which contained a very interesting offside decision – one where the Assistant Referee gave the benefit of the doubt to Newcastle for their 5th goal

RCT at 2015-10-18 21:45:51

2 Seattle players will be very familiar to UK veiwers,  former Fulham forward and USA native Clint Dempsey and Newcastle United’s former striker Obafemi Martins, who has 14 MLS goals to his name this season.

RCT at 2015-10-18 21:43:35

Seattle Sounders are unbeaten in their last 6 games, whereas the Dynamo lost on their last outing to FC Dallas two weekends ago


RCT at 2015-10-18 21:41:28

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