It's sad that this has become such a theme in MLS, especially in the playoffs, but it's hard to ignore the terrible refereeing in the league. On Saturday night it was Mark Geiger who couldn't get anything right when he refereed Salt Lake versus Seattle. On Sunday, it's Jair Marrufo who is having a shocker. This one is already chalked up as an awful match for Marrufo and we're only 25 minutes in.
You knew Marrufo was in trouble after just four minutes. Gabriel Farfan's high boot hit Danny Cruz in the head, but Marrufo somehow decided that wasn't a red card. Later, Stefani Miglioranzi was very late on a dangerous tacke and it was closer to a red card than a yellow. Even so, Marrufo didn't give Miglioranzi an extra talking to after showing the card. Then, he felt card happy so when Cruz went in on a tackle that was a little late, but not too bad, he showed Cruz a card. Not even the Union fans were asking for a card there. Marrufo is in for a loooooong day.