You won't find any shortage of me criticizing the CSA. I have lots to say. But on this front, or this event, I really can't see what they did wrong.
I was there, the field was unplayable. The lightning was real. I don't know what else there is to say.
We were once so close to heavan
Peter came out and gave us medals
Declaring us, the nicest,
Of the damned
You can if you want. But if I don't think it is, I'll use the word as an example of exaggeration. Just like you'll welcome to use my words as exaggeration if you want to.
""The CSA is incompetent" is such a played out scapegoat for all the ills in Canadian soccer"
Yes, it is. But I haven't done so, so claiming I have is a Straw Man Argument Fallacy. What I've done is criticise the decision to stand around for 30 minutes when a game could have been played, and the ramifications of having done that. Disagree? Fine. But stick to criticising what I have said, not what a thousand other people have criticised for as long as you've followed Canadian soccer.
Defending referees is fine - I do that more than most do, including the inexplicable non-penalty for Camilo last Wednesday in Vancouver. But if that game was going to be called for weather, then it should have been called at the half. Waiting 45 minutes to play another 15 makes no sense.
In theory, I agree. In reality, there was lightning; I saw some pretty good flashes while we were all standing on aluminum benches. The referee tried to restart the match but 5 mins in, you could tell it wasn't going to work. In retrospect, it shouldn't have even gone to the 60th minute.