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The Definitive Angle: MLS Week of Oct 18

The Definitive Angle is PRO’s analysis of the week’s Video Review use in MLS.

Week of Oct 18 overview
There was one Video Review during Week of Oct 18.

MIA vs CLT: Review for penalty kick (handball) – given

What happened: A low cross from Kamil Józwiak (CLT) was blocked by a sliding Kamal Miller (MIA) inside the penalty area. The referee awarded a penalty kick believing that the ball had hit the outstretched arm of Miller.

The VAR analyzed the available angles and determined that the ball struck Miller in the stomach. An on-field review was recommended, and after Video Review, the referee rescinded the penalty kick, and play restarted with a drop ball.

On-field decision: Penalty kick.
Type of review: No penalty.
Final decision after review: No penalty.
Length of review: 3:00.

PRO’s opinion: Miller had gone to ground to block the cross and the ball did not make contact with the arm. This was a good use of the Video Review system to reach the correct outcome.

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