You don’t have to be from Seattle to feel like the Sounders got the short end of calls in their MLS Playoffs match on Thursday against the Whitecaps.
There are memes going around about just how badly lead official Baldomero Toledo messed up multiple calls and use of the Video Replay tool.
Take, for example, Thursday night’s MLS Western Conference Semifinal between Seattle and Vancouver. With the scores level 0-0, and a thrilling 0-0 on aggregate, Nicolas Lodeiro played Nouhou Tolo into the Vancouver area with an excellent pass.
Nouhou’s pace got the better of Jake Nerwinski and the Whitecaps defender pulled on a handful of jersey before attempting an awkward tackle. According to Stu Holden it was 100% a penalty. According to Taylor Twellman it was 100% a penalty. According to Alexi Lalas it was a penalty.