Apr 6, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT
I always say that when players foul inside the penalty area, even if it’s just rates as a mere misdemeanor offense, they are providing opportunity for a big penalty kick decision.
That said, Colorado Rapids’ rookie Dillon Powers’ “foul,” such that it was in Saturday’s first half against Real Salt Lake, was the softest of offenses.
Powers (such a hero last week with his wonderful, powerful strike in against Portland) did make contact with Kyle Beckerman as a corner kick fell toward the RSL midfielder. But if this is a penalty kick, as referee Chris Penso adjudged, then there are 6-10 PKs a match in any MLS contest – on each side!
See for yourself.
(Before the rage and indignation get too far out of control, however, know that Rapids’ rookie goalkeeper Clinton Irwin saved Alvaro Saborio’s spot shot – so no harm in the end, I suppose.)
- USMNT player ratings: How Klinsmann’s men fared against Peru 8
- Three things we learned from USMNT’s comeback win vs. Peru 0
- USMNT 2-1 Peru: Altidore double leads USA to come-from-behind win 0
- EXCLUSIVE: US Olympic coach Andi Herzog on Rio 2016, MLS, over-age players and more 0
- Real Madrid’s Perez says De Gea move failed because Manchester United lacks transfer “experience” 6
- Preview: USMNT to face Peru in tune-up for CONCACAF playoff vs. Mexico 0