Where was the red then? Even as a dead ball foul, hand to face is a red, especially an outstretched arm not in a running motion. Also curious what the fouls was on Taty since shirt tugging happens all the time uncalled.Ref said that the smack to the face was after the foul was already called on Taty -- you can not award a PK for a foul committed when the ball is no longer in play.
definitely noticed this. thought it was just me overheating and blacking out. lolAnyone notice the lights flickering/getting brighter and darker through the game? Is YS trying to save $$$ on their coned bill?
It's CYA mularkey. I'd have to bet he gets a suspension from the committee. I love that Penso appeared to have the yellow card out for Taty until he saw the blood.Where was the red then? Even as a dead ball foul, hand to face is a red, especially an outstretched arm not in a running motion. Also curious what the fouls was on Taty since shirt tugging happens all the time uncalled.
Penso ‘s excuse sounds like the party line after the fact and after he got his instructions from above.
Uh, did you see how open Toronto was in the corner of the field Mata was supposed to defend? Every dangerous cross came from there. If Altidore wasn’t such a bad finisher, he should have had 2-3 goals off service from there.definitely noticed this. thought it was just me overheating and blacking out. lol
what is there to say about tonight's game? we were missing our engine in the middle of the field and our key CB combo that keeps the back line organized. You know if Callens/Chanot were playing, there's no way Jozy would have been left alone so many damn times.
I don't think anybody had a particularly bad game. Ibeagha probably had the worst of everyone. He had some good defensive plays but poor positioning, losing track of Jozy, and no vision/intelligence to distribute forward and make himself available in GOOD positions for support.
Other than that, we had a lot of players make some bad mistakes. Parks giving the ball away in really bad positions, Sweat going to ground in the box way too easily (which is just evident that he was out of position), and Mata just showing how his stamina levels are average at best.
Medina, Ring, Mitri, and even Rocha all had a decent game. Ring's yellow was BS. he pulled out of the tackle. Foul sure, but not a yellow. We were clearly the better side in the first half. We passed and moved with purpose. We just didn't have enough people in the box and were missing the final product in the attacking third. 2nd half we kind of deflated. I think we were really tired or something. The team was stretched and resulted in us being outnumbered in midfield a lot. All too often we'd go on the counter, our forwards are near the opponent's 18 and our backline is still way in our half. That just can't happen. We have to stay compact. 2nd-string defenders or not, it's just defending 101.
Johnson had to go GOD MODE after all to save that 2nd PK. it was a beautiful save with the trailing hand. I thought that would be the turning point for us in the 2nd half and give us the momentum to find a winner but we just kept on with the pointless possession with no real forward movement.
The through ball to GMS was perfect. He had the shot, but decided to pass it off. Had he gone for goal himself, he'd have had a great opportunity to score.
As for Taty's bloody nose, I get why VAR did not step in. Taty was called for the foul before he was smacked in the face. Taty's foul is not reviewable. Mavinga's arm swing should have been reviewed for a red card. But in the end, we wouldn't have gotten a PK since Taty's foul was called first. From my view, it did not look like a foul on Taty. Just looked like he was jockeying for position and was trying to squeeze between Gonzalez and Mavinga. So for me, should have been a red card and a PK cause Taty should have never been called for a foul.
Anyway, I'm ok with a point, but i'm a bit upset because I think it was entirely possible for us to get 3 points. We got very lucky TFC was unable to finish because they had entirely TOO many clear chances but failed to convert.
Oh well, onto SJ, which is going to be a very difficult game and a huge test for our ability to play short.
Loved that SJ told Penso off to get the yellow - fired him up to make the save.We were lucky to tie, but unlucky not to win
yea that's what i was saying. he was out of gas the entire second half and couldn't defend the space. he literally slow jogged back to position after making a run on an overlap. i was screaming at him to get back to position. his first half performance was good.. but 2nd half, he was too tired to defend properly. when he gets tired, he just shuts off defensively. Sweat didn't have enough in him to cover either. it's why he had to go to ground and give up that 2nd PK. unlucky but shouldn't have ever been in that position had mata defended properly.Uh, did you see how open Toronto was in the corner of the field Mata was supposed to defend? Every dangerous cross came from there. If Altidore wasn’t such a bad finisher, he should have had 2-3 goals off service from there.
For sure. Right now MLS is worried about expansion and that's great. But it should be worrying about making the league better first and that comes with improving travel conditions and more importantly, improving the quality of the refs. World class players don't want to deal with bullshit refs. Rooney is leaving for these two reasons more than anything I bet (if he hasn't said as much already).Referees are holding back this league more than charter flights. Back to back games with terrible refereeing performances on both sides of the ball.
It wasn’t stamina until the end - before that and for most of the match, he was completely out of position right to the middle near Sweat, or much farther up the field.yea that's what i was saying. he was out of gas the entire second half and couldn't defend the space. he literally slow jogged back to position after making a run on an overlap. i was screaming at him to get back to position. his first half performance was good.. but 2nd half, he was too tired to defend properly.