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MLS Loses Ball; Puts Season On Hold

NEW YORK – Major League Soccer play was temporarily suspended Monday when league officials announced an unfortunate mishap.

“We lost the ball,” Commissioner Don Garber stated in a solemn press conference.  “We thought that Real Salt Lake had it. But, apparently, they were under the impression that it was still in Los Angeles.”

With the misplacement of the league’s only ball, Wednesday’s game in Salt Lake City is in danger of being postponed until either it – or a suitable replacement – can be found.  If it remains missing, other games this weekend could also be in jeopardy.

“It’s embarassing, really,” New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe said in a statement.  “We’ve been so careful to make sure that the ball is transferred quickly and safely to the next game.  We really  haven’t had a problem at all over the years.  It is just a shame that it had to happen now.”

An unnamed official searches for the missing MLS ball

Garber was quick not to point fingers – citing an official investigation that is currently underway.  But, many are looking at Saturday’s Referee of the L.A. Galaxy/Portland Timbers match in Los Angeles, Ramón Hernández.  Hernández claims he followed procedure after the game by giving the ball to the Fourth Official.  The Fourth Official, who asked to remain annonymous, says he never received the ball from Hernández.

“We’re looking into it,” Garber said.  “Someone knows where it is.  We just have to find it.”  He went on to say that the league is prepared to take drastic action if necessary. “We sent Ivan (Gazidis – Deputy Commissioner) down to Sports Authority with the debit card just in case.”

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