All the facts from a disappointing loss in St. Louis.
I had the same thought about the officiating: it was not impartial. The center official seemed to be looking for opportunities to play a card against FC Dallas. At one point he decided a card was needed, but initially identified the wrong player. His actions indicated an eagerness to play another red card. Has an official ever been pulled from a game?
Apart from the officiating, which is normally very good, FC Dallas played a good game in a difficult situation. While players have to be prepared to step in when called upon, Maurer proved his worth.