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Goal celebration talk: top 2012 MLS moment of elation so far

New England Revolution v Sporting Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS - MARCH 17: Sporting Kansas City fans cheer on their team during a game against New England Revolution in the first half at Livestrong Sporting Park on March 17, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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Who doesn’t appreciate a creative goal celebration? And one tied into such a festive holiday? Delicious.

Our beloved club scores? That’s great. But a real hootenanny of a celebration to top it off? Now that’s a cherry on the parfait, an XXL treasure of pure and memorable elation.

Which is why referees shouldn’t book a player for hugging it out with a fan or two. Just have a word with the celebrant, remind him that FIFA’s silly laws permit a man in the middle to caution for this horrible moment of thoughtless indiscretion, and then get on with it.

So why in the name of Pierluigi Collina should Graham Zusi get a booking for this?

He did. Get a booking, that is. “Oh, the injustice!”

And yet, Kei Kamara and C.J. Sapong weren’t cautioned for using props? (For the record, I’m glad they weren’t.)

This is my favorite MLS celebration so far this year, by a long shot. Never mind this business of justice administered unevenly by referee Silviu Petrescu. This little St. Patrick’s Day Irish jig is great stuff: