http://msn.espn.go.com/soccer/news/2001/0109/1004502.html The alleged incident helped to lead to a brawl after the game, which led to Gutierrez having his eye severely damaged (which led to surgery). There's an article in the KC Star this morning regarding Gutiereez' side of the story. See the "newspaper" section in the News & Analysis forum. There was also an article in the Rochester paper a day or two after the game, where the player(s) denied using racial slurs. Clearly something happened.