Originally Posted by Loki882
Count me as one of those who thinks that Redford's speech about shaping the course of the 20th Century was referring to WS and not Cap. The guy just screams "I'm secretly a villain."
My take is that Pierce said that line to Cap just before he left their meeting and Cap's reply was negative. Then Cap got into the elevator and Pierce's team of loyal SHIELD agents (lead by Crossbones) attacked him on orders from the boss. Steve Rogers refused to play ball so Pierce ordered him taken into custody, simple as that.