Red cards galore mar USL action

June 17, 2008
By Anne Ramzy
USL-1 was characterized this past week by an unbelievable number of red cards issued. In eight weeks of play, there have been 12 red cards total; last week alone, there were nine. Of six games played, three had multiple ejections -- almost unheard of by USL standards. Was there any rhyme or reason for the sudden flurry of red? It looks like many referees are cracking down on tough challenges, but several of those cards were for offenses like fighting. Whatever the cause, hopefully it's just a fluke. ...

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