During an attack in the 42nd minute, Dom Dwyer was supposedly fouled inside the area by Revolution defender Jose Goncalves, leading to referee Allen Chapman awarding a penalty.
When approached about the penalty kick after the game Heaps couldn’t hide his disappointment: “I’m always in a disagreement with a penalty-kick call. I thought it was really soft, but I haven’t seen it on film. I just didn’t like the way the momentum swung. That’s probably where I was most upset, not just one call.” Heaps told MLSsoccer.com.Embed from Getty Images
The penalty decision changed the course of the game, as the Revolution were still in the match at 2-1.
However, Heaps was quick to comment on a disappointing display from his side: “I think we all kind of sensed that you’ve got to put your chances away against Kansas City, especially here.
“I think tonight we lacked the composure. We’ve got to get back to where we’re playing at our best and we’re composed. In the end we learn from it.”
New England must now regroup as they play DC United in a key Eastern Conference game at the weekend.
Should Sporting Kansas City have been awarded a penalty, and did it have a huge affect on the result?