UPDATE 1:06 p.m. — Here is Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid on the play after Tuesday’s practice: “Yeah, certainly on the replay you can tell he was a little bit offside. Like I’ve said, at the end of the day, all of that evens out, hopefully. You get one… I think Eddie (Johnson) on the one that (Markus) Holgersson and (Luis) Robles made the save, Eddie was probably offside on that one, and the flag didn’t go up either. If that would’ve gone in the net, it would’ve helped us, as well, and it would’ve been an offside goal. It happens sometimes, and I know they called Robbie Keane offside in the Portland game on a similar type of play. Maybe if Steele scores, maybe he gets call offside and maybe it’s different.
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Here is the latest edition of MLSsoccer.com’s Instant Replay, a weekly feature that looks at the controversial plays from the weekend in MLS.
One of the plays highlighted was New York’s 76th-minute equalizer against the Sounders. The video shows Red Bulls midfielder Jonny Steele appeared to be offside on the initial pass that eventually led to Tim Cahill‘s goal, but it wasn’t called by the assistant referee on the sideline.
I didn’t notice this during the game, otherwise I would have asked the Seattle players and coaches about it. Later, I did see it mentioned on Twitter.
Did you catch that Steele was offside? Does this change your opinion of the result?