Rusnak’s goal, his second of the season, came after referee Drew Fischer ruled Jake Nerwinski tripped Corey Baird in the box. However, replays seem to indicate Baird, the 2018 AT&T MLS Rookie of the Year, was already going down before contact was made.
It was the second consecutive week an infraction by Nerwinski led to a penalty kick. In a season-opening 3-2 loss to Minnesota United, he hammered Francisco Calvo in the box leading to Darwin Quintero’s equalizer.
Rusnak thought he had a second goal in the 64th minute, but the offside flag was raised.
- 21’ — RSL — Albert Rusnak (PK) | WATCH
MOMENT OF THE MATCH
: Was it or wasn’t it a penalty kick? Surely that will depend on who you support, but after slow-motion replays, it appeared a dubious decision against a hard-done Nerwinski.