The Major League Football League witnessed yet another victory for the New York Red Bulls over the weekend.
The win becomes the fourth straight one for the MLS outfit. The club defeated Seattle Sounders 2-0.
FC Dallas were not so lucky as they were caught in a web of refereeing blunder in their own game. They were defeated by Sporting Kansas City by the same two goal margin; however, the talk post-game was about a controversial decision early in the contest which had a huge influence on the game all through.
FC Dallas should have started the goal scoring much earlier in the game when there was a mix-up in communication between Lawrence Olum and goalkeeper Tim Melia in the 15th minute. Olum had sent a back pass to the goal keeper but it eluded Melia to almost go pass the goal line until the goal keeper quickly got back and cleared the ball back into play.
The game officials waved for a play-on as they could not see the true position of the ball to determine of it crossed the line or not. The Dallas squad was angry with the decision but their opponents went on to score through the same Olum in the 43rd minute. Immediately, after the goal, they doubled their advantage through the spot kick which Benny Feilhaber converted. The victory moves them five places into fourth in the Western Conference. Dallas on the other hand remain three points behind leaders Colorado Rapids, as they lost the chance to equal the points.
With star striker Clint Dempsey away with the United Station national team at the Copa America Centenario, Seattle lacked an action man upfront to stand in. Mike Grella took control of the game for the Bulls, scoring once in each half to seal the game. They move up to the second spot in the Eastern Conference with the victory.