studs up on a slide tackle - at the least, a yellow card. Red can be given if the ref thought it was intended to injure or overly harsh - neither of which seemed to be the case here.
I might agree that it was studs up on a slide tackle and so deserved a yellow if studs up on other slide tackles had received the same treatment. You have to argue that it was studs up and straight in that caused the red, otherwise yellow cards would've proliferated throughout the tournament. Interestingly, even that has not been consistent; it is only against the USA that it becomes a straight red (or even a yellow).
Ridiculous!!! That has cost us big time in our game in the finals. Bradley is a rock in the midfield for us.
It really does shock me when I watch it again. I just do not see the red card being justified in the least. Losing Bradley for the finals is going to hurt but my hope is that Benny uses the opportunity to shine.
You think Benny will play? I see Sasha coming back into the lineup.
I'm hoping for Benny. Sasha didn't show too well last time in my opinion. And having Benny's creativity in the midfield is something I am looking forward to. Not sure who is the better choice from a defensive perspective...
Well Sasha is a better defensive midfielder than Benny, assuming he stays on the field of course. His passing is pretty bad but I'd argue he's just as creative as Benny. With Clark in we don't need another d-mid though, so I'd like to go with Benny. But I think Bradley will go with Sasha.
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