Sporting Kansas City v Seattle Sounders


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RCT at 2015-09-28 00:13:41

Our final game of the week is West Brom v Everton on Monday evening, KO at 8-m

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RCT at 2015-09-28 00:11:32

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Full Time

RCT at 2015-09-28 00:08:25

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1-1 and a fair result.  A match well controlled by Armando Villerreal who increased his involvement at key moments of the game to ensure that match control was retained.



RCT at 2015-09-28 00:06:20

Great position again by the referee, penetrating the penalty area to judge the potential key incident ….


RCT at 2015-09-28 00:03:18

3 minutes to go – focus, focus, focus …


RCT at 2015-09-28 00:00:47

That was an excellent ‘late flag’ by the far side Assistant, waiting until Dwyer offended before indicating ,,,,,


RCT at 2015-09-27 23:59:07

Dempsey should have scored, but did you notice the referee’s good position, his stamina is commendable in testing conditions


RCT at 2015-09-27 23:55:44

Yellow CardMustivar correctly cautioned for his foul on Dempsey – good authority from the referee



RCT at 2015-09-27 23:54:29

So just like the 1st half – the goal will be the trigger point for a fiery last few minutes …


RCT at 2015-09-27 23:53:19

GOAL! to Kansas – Dywer scores to even things up


RCT at 2015-09-27 23:48:14

Seattle in total control, it wouldn’t surprise me if they get a 2nd goal on the break ….


RCT at 2015-09-27 23:46:44

15 to go and the refereeing team has done well so far …..

RCT at 2015-09-27 23:41:03

That’s a good public rebuke to Quintilla, Kansas #96, let’s hope the referee sticks to his word if he transgresses again,,,,,


RCT at 2015-09-27 23:36:10

Kansas need a goal …..


RCT at 2015-09-27 23:27:31

Interesting, 55 minutes gone and only 1 offside so far. Because of the speed of the playing surface, defenders drop deep and the dynamics of the game changes, focus and concentration required by the Assistant Referees


RCT at 2015-09-27 23:25:28

An outstanding save by Kempin keeps Kansas in the game


RCT at 2015-09-27 23:17:22

So, here we go for the 2nd half, where the first 10 minutes will be so important in terms of the referee’s match control – let’s see how it pans out from this point ………

Half Time

RCT at 2015-09-27 23:04:33

Half Time

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Half Time

RCT at 2015-09-27 23:03:01

Half Time

Well, nothing happens for 35 minutes the goal triggers an increased involvement by the referee – who worked hard and did well in the final 10 minutes of the half to assert his authority and remain in control



RCT at 2015-09-27 23:00:13

Yellow Cardwell done by Referee Villarreal, a caution for Alonso was just what was needed, 1 for each team never does any harm in terms of match control and to keep the technical areas quiet ….



RCT at 2015-09-27 22:58:06

2 minutes to go the half-time. keep it tight ….

RCT at 2015-09-27 22:56:38

It’s amazing how the “trigger point” of a goal can increase the temperature of the game, things have suddenly become more interesting for the referee and a second yellow before the break might be worthwhile


RCT at 2015-09-27 22:53:36

That’s a well timed caution for the referee, and he needs to keep a close eye on matters as Quintilla gets heated – time to increase your profile Mr. Referee to ensure we get to half-time in control


RCT at 2015-09-27 22:50:05

Yellow CardOur first card of the game, frustration boiling over for Nagamura with his rash challenge close to the half-way line



RCT at 2015-09-27 22:48:10

It’s no more than Seattle deserve on the run of play. what would his old club Newcaste United pay for some his goals in the current Premier League campaign ?


RCT at 2015-09-27 22:46:32

Goal for Seattle – Martens opens the scoring GOAL!


RCT at 2015-09-27 22:45:12

My personal opinion is that is still affects the game in a negative way as the ball is’ on the move’ too much ….. thus leading to less goal scoring opportunities


RCT at 2015-09-27 22:43:12

My colleagues here at You Are The Ref have correctly reminded me that the surface at Kansas is in fact Bermuda Grass, not Astro Turf, so my apologies ….


RCT at 2015-09-27 22:39:50

it’s always unfortunate when the referee is struck by the ball, no major harm done on this occasion ….


RCT at 2015-09-27 22:37:37

Half-way through the first half, and some may say the referee has had “nothing to do” – just because he has had no major decisions to judge, he is nevertheless working hard to maintain control ….


RCT at 2015-09-27 22:30:03

Seattle are starting to take a hold on the game, nothing to concern the refereeing team in the first 15 minutes ….


RCT at 2015-09-27 22:28:25

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RCT at 2015-09-27 22:24:24

A quiet start to the game so far, if you are watching in the States, why not tweet us @youaretheref and say hello …..


RCT at 2015-09-27 22:22:31

8 minutes gone, no penal offences so far – not untypical for MLS games


RCT at 2015-09-27 22:18:48

The game is somewhat different on the AstroTurf, the ball seems to zip around and there is more opportunity for penal offences as defenders mistime challenges … let’s see what unfolds ….


RCT at 2015-09-27 22:14:51

here we go – good luck to the Refereeing team

RCT at 2015-09-27 22:13:54

The wisdom here at You Are The Ref states that Seattle will be too strong for a young Kansas team, or will Kansas prove that, as Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, there is no place like home !

RCT at 2015-09-27 22:10:35

Clint Dempsey looking thoughtful ……

RCT at 2015-09-27 22:09:56

Time for the USA anthem ……

RCT at 2015-09-27 22:08:50

Some familiar names in the Seattle line-up, Clint Dempsey and Obefemi Martins being well known at fans of the Premiership in England

RCT at 2015-09-27 22:06:42

This evening’s referee is Armondo Villarreal – when the 2 teams met earlier in the, the game was blighted by some poor decisions, so it will be interesting to see how this one goes


RCT at 2015-09-27 21:49:32

Thanks to Morten Anderson-Gott @mortenag for your views on twitter, he has some interesting views on the fixture at Tottenham yestreday

RCT at 2015-09-27 21:44:50

What are your views? We value your comments throughout this evening via email and Twitter, so keep them coming. Let us have your views on Twitter @youaretheref or email to info@you-are-the-ref.

Pre Match

RCT at 2015-09-27 21:44:05

Counter this with the solid performance by Martin Atkinson at Newcastle,and what did you think of Anthony Taylor’s penalty kick award for Crystal Palace this afternoon – he was beautifully placed to make the call.

RCT at 2015-09-27 21:39:39

It;s not been a good weekend for the Assistant Referees in the Premier League, highlighted by the poor decision for Spurs first goal when Karl Walker was clearly offside


RCT at 2015-09-27 21:35:44

Welcome to our coverage of the MLS, tonight’s game features Kansas v Seattle