Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Last weekend the MLS took the lead role in bring football up to speed.
“I would be open to whatever it is that could be done to ensure that we have goal-line technology,” said MLS commissioner Don Garber. ”The bottom line here is that I would be open to using goal-line technology as soon as it is made available.”
The sooner the better we say, as over the weekend yet another poor decision was reached as a legal goal was disallowed in South Korea.
Gyeongnam’s Seung-Jo Kang had a nightmare in the opening minutes against the Suwon Bluewings.
Facing a routine cross to the back post, Kang lost his nerve and muddled a wonky header towards his own goal. The header narrowly crossed the line before Gyeongnam goalie Byung-Ji Kim made a one-handed lunge to scoop the ball back onto the goalline.
Kim honestly believed he’d saved Kang an own goal. He was so convinced the referee and linesman bought his pleas. But, as TV replays showed, the ball had passed the point of no return, and Suwon suffered an injustice.