OK, the above headline is not an actual tweet from Brian Ching, but it would could’ve been after the Houston Dynamo forward was hit with a $500 fine for his critique of an MLS official via Twitter. From the Houston Chronicle’s Bernardo Fallas :
Ching made the œtweet during the Dynamo™s loss at the Seattle Sounders on Saturday afternoon. The matched was marred by controversy after referee Mark Geiger upheld a questionable goal call in favor of the Sounders.
“Ref in seattle just cheated the dynamo,” Ching wrote. “What a joke. Not even close. Ref is a cheat.”
The goal by Freddy Montero, which appeared to be saved at the goal line with a flying kick by Dynamo defender Mike Chabala, tied the score at 1 in the first half.
The Sounders went on to defeat the shorthanded Dynamo 2-1.
Ching did not play in the match, nor was he present at Qwest Field. He was in Foxborough, Mass., following the match via video as he and the United States national team prepared to take on Haiti in Gold Cup competition.