CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Friday night at Schoenbaum Stadium was supposed to be the highlight of the West Virginia Chaos season, but by the end of a rain-delayed one-sided affair it was hard to imagine a worse way for it to end.
The Chaos closed the regular season with a 3-0 loss to the Carolina Dynamo in a fashion that could only be described as ugly on all fronts.
With the loss, West Virginia (5-7-2) will need a lot of help to make the Premier Development League playoffs.
The team had a soccer camp for kids earlier in the day and the team and owner Dan Rollins were expecting a huge turnout. About 150 Chaos youth club team players and 45 camp attendees were expected to be on hand.
Mother Nature had other ideas, however, as a severe thunderstorm pushed the start time back from 7:30 p.m. to 9:10, and by the time the game got underway a sparse crowd at best remained.
But maybe it was for the best, because Schoenbaum Stadium wasn't a kid-friendly place on Friday night.
Two Chaos players received red cards and were ejected from the game, as well as a person on the Chaos bench. West Virginia also received three yellow cards and was called for 13 fouls.
Players shouted profanities at each other, the Dynamo and, more often than not, the officials, and player/coach Predrag Ivanovic even went after a referee after the game before being restrained by teammates.
The first red card was handed to West Virginia's James Pucci early in the second half. Pucci was called for a foul and unleashed a verbal tirade directed at an official that earned him an early exit, but not before leaving the Dynamo bench with some choice words to chew on first.
Pucci went into Friday as the league's leader in points (22) and goals (10), and his exit left the Chaos down a man and without its biggest scoring option.