MLS Match Ends In Chaos As FOUR Players Are Sent Off In Stoppage Time
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A match in the MLS ended in chaos on Wednesday night after four players were shown red cards in the closing stages of the game.
Sporting Kansas City and Colorado Rapids both had two players sent off in stoppage time during their match at Children's Mercy Park.
With Kansas City leading 2-1 heading into added time, things turned ugly when Colorado's Auston Trusty was shown a second yellow card for a late challenge.
Minutes later, Kansas City were also reduced to ten men when Daniel Salloi – who had scored both goals for his team earlier in the match – was shown a second yellow card for kicking out an opponent.
His kick prompted an angry reaction from Colorado defender Lucas Esteves, who pushed Salloi to the ground – earning himself a straight red card in the process.
The match then ended as nine vs nine when Sporting's Andreu Fontas was sent off for grabbing an opponent's throat right in front of referee Drew Fischer in the ninth minute of injury time.
There were FOUR red cards in stoppage time between Sporting KC and Colorado last night 🤯pic.twitter.com/f3jNXaWKxk— Sky Sports (@SkySports) May 19, 2022
In total, Fischer handed out 11 cards during the ill-tempered match.
Kansas City would hold on to win 2-1 but remain second-bottom of the MLS in 13th, with Colorado eighth.
Speaking after full-time, Sporting defender Kortne Ford said he was proud of the fighting spirit shown by his teammates despite the red cards.
"I think there's been a couple of performances this year where that hasn't happened and it doesn't feel good out there," he said.
"Whether you're winning or losing, it doesn't feel like we're a collective or a unit.
"Red cards always suck but when we're battling together and we have each other's backs like that, we'll take the suspensions head on and we'll deal with it.
"I'd rather be a team and battle together than to not have that at all."
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