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Post-Game Wrap: May 1, 2012

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THE GAME: AYSO Boys U-19 Select.

THE MOMENT: Post-game handshakes.

WHAT WAS SAID: "Do you guys even watch after the play?" -- Visiting Coach

MY RESPONSE: "Is that a rhetorical question, coach? Because I'm not sure I like where you're going with that."

WHAT TO DO NEXT: De-code the coach's statement. He's concered with retaliation and unsporting conduct following challenges; the kind of stuff that gets players immediately cautioned and even sent off. That's fair, but coaches are not master communicators so it's important to step back and re-think what was said in order to be a more concerned and efficient referee.