Another match, another draw, but this one felt different.
The New England Revolution posted a 1-1 result at home against MLS Eastern Conference leaders DC United Saturday in a game in which VAR played a deciding factor.
The Revs went down a man in the 56’ when starting keeper Matt Turner charged out of the box to challenge Wayne Rooney on a long ball. The resulting collision landed Rooney on the deck and Turner with a straight red card, leaving New England down a man with more than 30 minutes to play.
Roughly five minutes later, the Revs responded in a big way when Juan Agudelo found the back of the net with a nifty header off a Cristian Penilla cross into the box. New England held a one goal lead until the 87’ when Brandon Bye was called for a hand ball inside the box — an infraction that initially went uncalled on the field. It was recognized by the video referee and United was awarded the penalty kick that allowed Wayne Rooney to draw even in the 90’ meeting.
This week, Ray, Jon and Alex welcome in Jason York, from MLS Soccer, to break down a toughed-out match for the Revs. Then, we bring in Brittany Pergl, from Pro Soccer USA, to help us preview New England’s weekend visiting to the LA Galaxy.