Read the column here.
And, as a follow-up, the Professional Referees Organization analyzes the two calls discussed in the column — and the differences between them — here.
Meanwhile, the MLS Players Union has released its annual salary survey for the year.
Among the findings: Chivas USA is paying Canadian defender Ante Jazic more than $132,000 this year NOT to play, while goalkeeper Dan Kennedy’s new contract makes him the club’s highest paid player at $192,000 annually.
How much can a young American player expect to get paid with the Galaxy?
Well, Charlie Rugg is collecting a little over $35,000 this year, Inglewood’s Joseph Villarreal is on $48,000, Jack McBean gets double that ($101,000) while Hawthorne’s Gyasi Zardes tops them all with $173,000.
The Galaxy’s Robbie Keane is MLS’ top earner ($4.3 million), while Landon Donovan is fourth on that list at $2.5 million.
The complete MLS list is here.