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Portland vs America (1-1): Refereeing was the champion

Portland vs America (1-1): Refereeing was the champion

Archive files CONCACAF He continues to do bad deeds in encounters USA On the ConcachampionsAnd the First he was in the series vs. Olympiad And now before Portland Timbers Who drew 1-1 in the last minute from a penalty kick should not have scored and now the Eagles, although they would have an advantage from a visitor’s goal at Volta, they already have four matches without a win.

Mario EscobarGuatemalan referee left much to be desired in the match; Both teams were allowed to beat each other throughout the match, and were pardoned Portland As if that weren’t enough, he scored a penalty that was not supposed to be taken because before the ball had hit his hand Bruno ValdesThere was a mistake on Paraguay.

USA It was superior to the woods In most of the time. The result was unfair to Eagles’ dominance that although judging was a factor, For a team Santiago Solari He still needs that last step to make the plays specificAt least they get to the area, they do it by heart and without problems.

Roger’s great game

For a long time fans expected a lot of Roger Martinez s This game may be in his top three performances as an American player since coming to the club. The Colombian Party was excellent, because it did everything and He also scored the goal From a penalty kick just before the end of the first half.

the woods put the USA In the second half of the match Providence ParkBut the defense withstood all the attacks and shots Chara, Mora, Valerie, Asprilla And other players who tried to disturb the arc Ochoa note.

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After a few minutes of heavy pressure on the Eagles, The match was evenly matched and the game got really dirty with so many mistakes on both sides, seeing that The referee was slow to punish the cards, and the players got everything until the cards appeared.

VAR did its job

At the end of the match the controversy appeared, the penalty kick that should have been missed was that whistle or Where They saw the mistake they had done to Bruno that had caused Paraguay’s hand In the end it was not a mistake the woods That’s at feet Felipe Mora Associated string.

Serves the equalizer USA For the return match for a goal outside the ground, Since a goalless draw places them in the semi-finals, but they must first consider the match in order to be proud against Pumas On University city next Sunday.