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Record fouls; Schmid pleased with replacement ref

Sporting was whistled for 25 fouls today, the most ever by a Seattle opponent.

The referee was Alan Kelley, a replacement as MLS plays its first weekend with its regular referees locked out in a labor dispute.

“I thought he did well,” Schmid said. “I don’t have any complains about how he handled his job. I think KC was happy about it as well. I think they are just a team that commits something like 120 more fouls than we do in the season.”