Major League Soccer's edition of "Monday Night Football" provided plenty of excitement that made the extra 24 or 48 hours of waiting well worth it.
There was a sense of the "big game" feel ahead of kickoff — just before the stadium's power surged and failed. There were also goals — three of them, scored by the LA Galaxy in a first-half performance that rocked the table-topping Seattle Sounders.
What made this particular quarrel stand out was the list of particpants — LA's Omar Gonzalez and Sounders duo Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin — who are all US national team players, and were teammates at the 2014 World Cup.
The incident seems to be initiated when Gonzalez takes issue with Yedlin and pushes him to the ground during a stoppage in play.
Yedlin chooses not to retaliate, but the same can't be said for Dempsey, the Sounders captain, who is first on the scene in defense of his club teammate. But the jawing between Deuce and Gonzo continued a couple of minutes later in the Galaxy penalty area.
These things just happen on the soccer field sometimes, right? We'll have to wait and see if there are any lingering feelings when the two teams meet over the final two weekends of the MLS regular season on Oct. 19 and Oct. 25.
Based on the post-game reports we saw, none of the players involved were asked or spoke about the incident following the match.