The Definitive Angle is PRO’s analysis of the week’s Video Review use in MLS.
Week 24 overview
There was one Video Review during Week 24.
RBNY vs DC: Review for penalty kick (handball) – not given
What Happened: A shot by Paul Arriola (DC) from just outside the New York Red Bulls penalty area was blocked by Sean Nealis (RBNY). The referee allowed play to continue.
On-field decision: Corner kick.
Type of review: Penalty kick.
Final decision after review: Penalty kick and yellow card (SPA).
Length of review: 1:42.
PRO’s Opinion: The ball had been blocked by the left arm of Nealis, which was extended away from his body in a position which was making him unnaturally bigger. A caution for Nealis was also correct for the offense of stopping a promising attack by handball.
This was the correct outcome, reached through an efficient and effective use of the Video Review system to rectify a clear and obvious error.