Empty seats outnumbered those who actually bothered to make it out on a damp Saturday afternoon.
So, when the controversial moment of the match came in the 37th minute, the boos that would have rained down from a normal BMO Field crowd weren’t there.
Let’s back up to the 37th minute of the match. Sporting Kansas City was up 1-0 in a game it would go on to win 2-1. SKC defender Aurelien Collin, already on a yellow, was being pursued by TFC midfielder Alvaro Rey. Collin’s elbow came up and caught Rey in the face. Referee Allen Chapman called the foul but decided, after consulting with his linesman, that no card should be issued. So, Collin stayed on the pitch and SKC was able to play out the game 11 vs. 11. The question is, was the elbow part of the cadence of Collin’s run, or did he raise it higher than normal to catch Rey in the face?
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