Orlando, New England match rocked by controversial referee Toledo


Officiating in MLS has been a controversial topic in the early goings of the 2016 season, and frustrations regarding the referees boiled to a head in the last five minutes of Orlando City's 2-2 draw against the New England Revolution.

Mired in controversy as usual, referee Baldomero Toledo made two horrific calls to utterly flip the game on its head. The two teams, drawn at 1-1, entered three minutes of added time with the Lions mounting pressure on the Revs in search for a goal.

It's why the 32,000 fans at the Citrus Bowl could sense a goal, which Kevin Molino - making his 100th appearance all time for Orlando City - more than happily obliged in the 93rd minute of play.

However, Molino handled the ball in the box, first using his shoulder, then his forearm to control possession, before striking past goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth to give his team a 2-1 lead.

Toledo, predictably, didn't see it.

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But, just one minute later, Lee Nguyen clipped Servando Carrasco with a pass while in the box, and Toledo pointed first for a free kick outside the box, then changed his mind and awarded a penalty for a handball in the box ... despite the fact that it hit Carrasco's shoulder.

Nguyen buried the penalty and Orlando City went into a bit of a meltdown, tweeting (and deleting) the following:

Some of the league's onlooking stars weighed in after the fact, too:

Perhaps, in the end, a draw was the best result:

Orlando, New England match rocked by controversial referee Toledo
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