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Clint Dempsey snatches ref's notebook, tears it up, gets sent off

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The U.S. Open Cup moved from a Sounders-Timbers rivalry to a Sounders-refs rivalry very quickly. Clint Dempsey went ahead and slapped the notebook out of a ref's hand while he was carding Michael Azira, then shredded it:

That's a red card. Three Sounders got red cards in this game.

This, too, would have been a red card:

That didn't happen, thankfully, but just to be safe ...

The Sounders tweeted this after the match.

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