What They're Saying: Tata Martino

"I got 10 messages from Argentina asking me, 'Who reviews VAR.' Because it’s hard to believe that someone can call that penalty, and someone reviews it and still sees a penalty. I invite any of you to watch the play. There was nothing. Nothing. But that’s how things are. And again the worry is for you all because the person reviewing VAR is going to the World Cup. It’s going to speak poorly of you all, not me.”

-- Atlanta United head coach Tata Martino, about Mark Geiger, who is going to his second World Cup and was in charge of VAR for the Five Stripes' 3-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls. A penalty call by referee Chris Penso that led to the Red Bulls' tying goal was not overturned minutes after a goal that would have given Atlanta a 2-0 lead was disallowed by VAR.
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