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:
Sigi Schmid says he walked away from Seattle's bench at the end because he felt he "was maybe going to choke a referee."— Matt Pentz (@mattpentz) June 17, 2015
That didn't happen, thankfully, but just to be safe ...
Police are literally escorting the refs off the field. Don't think I've ever seen this before. pic.twitter.com/qVxYyZmTaU— Jackie Montgomery (@MissJMontgomery) June 17, 2015
The Sounders tweeted this after the match.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) June 17, 2015
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