Of course, us Timber's fans know all to well about poor officiating. Just look at last season, and you can find awful calls that led to dropped points or even losses. Flashback to September 29, against D.C United at home. At the midpoint of the second half, Perry Kitchen crossed the ball into the box, and according to referee Jorge Gonzalez, it hit the arm of David Horst. Although, the only reasonable explanation of a handball is that David Horst magically grew a third arm, only visible to Jorge Gonzalez. In the end, Chris Pontius puts it away, and boom, 2 dropped points. Jean-Baptiste being dragged down here, Ryan Miller being pushed there, Merritt Paulson being fined $25,000 over there, and one ref being sent back to school(Jason Anno, from the Red Bulls match in August)as well as a lot more incidents happened before I saw a reffing performance that I considered amazing.At least one that involved the Timbers. That was May 12 against Chivas USA. Forget the final scoreline of 3-0, and remember that Silviu Petrescu had a what I like to call "perfect" game. Petrescu had complete control over that game, and when he was called upon, he made the correct calls for both sides.
So I ask you this. Who is the best ref? Not the worst, but the best. And although it might be hard(really hard),figuring out who is the best could be an important step in improving the state of refs in this league.