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PK controversy in Dallas
MLSsoccer.com, May 24th, 2012 3:09PM

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In Chicago's 2-1 win at Dallas on Wednesday, Chicago keeper Sean Johnson saved a Blas Perez penalty kick (Johnson's fourth career PK save in 11 attempts) after a Dominic Oduro foul on Bruno Guarda. Then Chicago got the winning goal after Dallas keeper Kevin Hartman saved Sebastian Grazzini's attempt and Marco Pappa slammed home the rebound.

Officials neglected to call Papa for encroachment. "I just saw the ball rising, and the ball, thank God, came to me," Pappa said.

"Sean Johnson made a great penalty kick save, and then I save a PK, and the guy who scored the rebound was four yards inside before the ball was struck," Hartman said. "That's obviously something the referee didn't see. It's disappointing."

Pappa could only shrug his shoulders and smile when asked whether Hartman's protests were warranted, reports Anthony Zilis. "Everybody said I was in early," Pappa said, "but that's soccer."

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2 comments
  1. Carlos Thys
    commented on: May 25, 2012 at 11:31 a.m.
    No, it is not soccer. It means that Marco Pappa is another very blatant "I could care less" cheater. Was Chicago player Arne Friedrich, the German defender, on the field? If so, then he most likely thought, "Ugh. I really have arrived in a banana rules league." Ask Friedrich what he thought at that moment. If he'll offer candor, you'll not hear complementary remarks about the professionalism of MLS players and match officiating.

  1. R. AARON WHITHAM
    commented on: May 25, 2012 at 2:19 p.m.
    Carlos, are you saying that there aren't other European or South American leagues where the same thing happens? Be it a keeper taking a step or two off his line before a PK is kicked; or players simulating fouls for cards to be shown, or a number of other things that go on in the highest of leagues. That this happened in the MLS doesn't make it a "banana rules league", whatever that is. There are cheaters in the highest of leagues, not only the MLS.


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