June 2, 2018 Atlanta: Philadelphia Union players Haris Medunjanin (from left) and Alejandro Bedoya are held back by teammates as they both draw red cards and are ejected from the game against the Atlanta United during the first half in a MLS soccer match on Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Atlanta United tied for most reviews this season

Atlanta United is tied with Orlando for having the most reviewed plays in MLS this season.

Both teams have had 10 reviews, though Orlando City has played two fewer games (21-19), according to information provided by the league. LAFC and Sporting KC are tied for second with eight each.

Atlanta United has played 11 games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and all of the reviews were in those games. That total includes one in last week’s 1-1 draw with Seattle.

Within the 10 reivews:

One red card was issued to an Atlanta United opponent and was later reversed. That happened in the game against Vancouver and was issued to Kendall Waston. It was later rescinded.

Two red cards were given to Atlanta United players and taken away within the game. Those were issued to Jeff Larentowicz and Chris McCann.

Three Atlanta United goals were disallowed after reviewed.

Three penalty kicks were given after review.

Lastly, one review recommended a red card but the on-field call didn’t change and the yellow card given stood. The review shouldn’t have been recommended, according to the league.

Listen to the podcast, linked to below, for why Howard Webb, head of the Professional Referee Organization, thinks Atlanta United has experienced so many reviews.

 

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