Sounders' coach Sigi Schmid didn't like the penalty kick call when he saw it live last night in Dallas. And he hadn't warmed up to it any this morning after having seen the replay.
"I still feel the same as what I felt after the game. It was a bad call. I think the referee was far away from the play. He had to look through a bunch of players to see it. It wasn't a good call."
And that wasn't his only problem with referee Terry Vaughn last night ... or with his team.
"We have to talk about it a little bit of how could we have killed a little more time at the end of the game and maybe not gotten to that point," he said by phone interview while waiting to fly to Toronto. "Again, there was a foul like in the 89th minute where we get fouled and the referee plays an advantage. Well, when you're leading 2-1 in the 89th minute, you don't want an advantage at midfield, you'd rather have the free kick. So again, I think it's a lack or awareness there. What you expect and what you get end up being two different things for us."