|photo by Matt Kremkau
by Daniel Feuerstein
As you know I have been very critical of the referees from PRO who have made calls either by the officials on the pitch or off it when it goes to VAR in Atlanta. Multiple issues continue to show how inept this organization has become once Mark Geiger took over for Howard Weeb running this office. All I want and you want these refereeing decisions to be correct and stop creating controversy.
Well, the 2-1 win against the Revolution should've been a 2-2 draw. What we all thought was either passive offside or blocking the line of sight from goalkeeper Carlos Coronel by Giocomo Vrioni. VAR missed the deflection off of Tom Barlow's foot when Andre Farrell blasted the ball back toward the net and hit the inside of the near post and beat Coronel.
So what did PRO do? They made a statement on the situation on Monday, July 10th, and here is that statement below.
"During the MLS match between New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution on July 8, an officiating error was made in the third minute of additional time at the end of the second half when the match officials incorrectly disallowed a goal.