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Referees should defer to VAR on objective decisions

Before we get too deep into the discourse surrounding referee Tim Ford’s use of VAR on Sunday, it should be noted that the Seattle Sounders weren’t pinning their 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids on him.

“It’s part of this game,” Kelyn Rowe said. “Referees can take over games, but we have to fight through it. We have to make sure not to put it into their hands.”

Head coach Brian Schmetzer was even blunter: “The referees are never why you win or lose, they have a tough job. ... We have to play better and smarter, create more chances.