April 28, 2012. The Chicago Fire played against the Seattle Sounders, who they just can't seem to beat. It really seemed the referee was trying to maintain that. There were lots of soft fouls called against Chicago, while more egregious fouls were not called at all against Seattle. There was a Fire goal disallowed, which may have been offside, as it was called after the fact, and there was a Seattle goal that looked offside as it happened in front of me. Regardless, the final score was 2-1 in favor of Seattle. The ref seemed to wait til the last 15 to 20 minutes to start calling fouls on Seattle, and several of those came with yellow cards. People complain about officiating in soccer all over the world, but it looks especially bad to me in a lot of MLS matches.