Kreis Suspended (Again)

Kreis Suspended (Again)

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 10, 2008
  • 4 Comments
  • Jason Kreis, Poor Officiating

Sometimes we don’t learn from out mistakes in life. Just ask Jason Kreis about that.

Today MLS suspended Kreis for two matches and fined him $2,000 for his latest remarks criticizing match officials. Kreis went off about calls made during Real Salt Lake’s 0-0 tie against the Houston Dynamo last Thursday.

Kreis will now serve his second suspension of the season. He was suspended for one match and fined $1,000 in May after criticizing officials following a 2-2 with Los Angeles.

What were some of the things the Salt Lake coach said about the calls in the Houston game?

“It’s absolutely ridiculous,” Kreis told reporters last Thursday. “Every 50/50 call goes against us. Every home match we play, I feel like we’re playing on the road. I’ve had it up to here.”

Now most coaches in the league know the officiating is largely a joke and is pretty low in standard. The difference  between them and guys like Kreis is they hold their tongue and usually refrain from slip-ups like this time and time again.

Kreis may have a point about the calls but we all know that the typical bitch and moan approach to get things your way doesn’t always work. Kreis is now seen as the little baby that doesn’t get his way to the refs and they tend not to forget things like that. They know who dives on the field and who typically complains about everything. Kreis has put himself into a category with the refs that will take some time to dig out.

Did he deserve a second suspension? Sure, anytime you blast off abot something in this manner you are bound to get fined and suspended no matter who you are. The officiating is worth complaining about in MLS but it still seems like for the time being it will continue to be a joke until the league does something about it.

  • Tom Kurzeja

    The official in question has been named to the International List, and has been assessed numerous times by officials outside of the United States. He has passed muster. Each league has its quirks: English league is known for "No blood, no foul"; Italian league has players who fall down when breathed upon. The quirk most associated with the MLS is coaches who behave as if they are much larger sports figures. Jason Kreis would have one believe he is Mike Krzyewski. The truth of the matter is he has utterly no knowledge of tactics and cannot assess the talent either on his roster or that of his opponent. Mr. Kreis will be managing a WalMart in three years. The MLS would do well to pay no attention to his antics.

  • Tom Kurzeja

    The official in question has been named to the International List, and has been assessed numerous times by officials outside of the United States. He has passed muster. Each league has its quirks: English league is known for “No blood, no foul”; Italian league has players who fall down when breathed upon. The quirk most associated with the MLS is coaches who behave as if they are much larger sports figures. Jason Kreis would have one believe he is Mike Krzyewski. The truth of the matter is he has utterly no knowledge of tactics and cannot assess the talent either on his roster or that of his opponent. Mr. Kreis will be managing a WalMart in three years. The MLS would do well to pay no attention to his antics.

  • Re: Tom

    Tom, apperantly you did not watch the RSL – Houston game. The ref let the game get out of control, and made some bad calls. The bad calls by themselves are a problem, but when a ref stops doing his job on top of them you can almost understand Kreis's out-burst.<br />
    RSL has complained through the proper channels, and the league has blown them off. Would the league blow off the same complaints from LA or DC as lightly? I don't think so, but we won't find out as the refs favor the team from the larger market consistantly.<br />
    ALL THAT SAID, I am obviously a fan of RSL, and am seeing all this through red-shaded lenses. I recognize that my view is biased. I also recognize why Kreis should be fined. I also know that Kreis would not feel the need to complain if RSL was winning the games it should be. Take my comments for what you will, or don't. <br />
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    And for the record, De-uche Rosario is a petty bitch. You can't excuse the fans throwing stuff onto the pitch, but when one of the league's poster boys starts kicking the stuff back AT the fans (not just off the field, but back into groups of fans) there is a problem that should have been taken care of in the form of a suspension.

  • Re: Tom

    Tom, apperantly you did not watch the RSL – Houston game. The ref let the game get out of control, and made some bad calls. The bad calls by themselves are a problem, but when a ref stops doing his job on top of them you can almost understand Kreis’s out-burst.
    RSL has complained through the proper channels, and the league has blown them off. Would the league blow off the same complaints from LA or DC as lightly? I don’t think so, but we won’t find out as the refs favor the team from the larger market consistantly.
    ALL THAT SAID, I am obviously a fan of RSL, and am seeing all this through red-shaded lenses. I recognize that my view is biased. I also recognize why Kreis should be fined. I also know that Kreis would not feel the need to complain if RSL was winning the games it should be. Take my comments for what you will, or don’t.

    And for the record, De-uche Rosario is a petty bitch. You can’t excuse the fans throwing stuff onto the pitch, but when one of the league’s poster boys starts kicking the stuff back AT the fans (not just off the field, but back into groups of fans) there is a problem that should have been taken care of in the form of a suspension.