The New England Revolution were able to walk away with a 1-0 win over D.C. United in Saturday’s home opener but it wasn’t without controversy.
A corner kick was sent into the box and Henry Kessler ended up going down in the box. There was a brief pause but no foul was called and Kessler was not pleased. He was protesting for New England to be awarded a penalty kick.
But that call wouldn’t come and the Revolution had to continue to defend their one goal lead. Luckily New England was able to get the three points, but this no call had the potential to cost the Revs some points.
Kessler was asked about the no call after New England’s win on Saturday night and he didn’t mince words. He wasn’t happy with the call on the field.
The center back said, “One hundred percent a penalty. I was in front of the guy, he tripped me from behind, to me it was an obvious penalty. The referee was talking with the fourth official, he notified me of that, I don’t know why he didn’t go review it. Yeah, I think it was a clear penalty.”
So what do you think Revs fans? Was Kessler fouled or did the referee get it right?