MLS Playoffs 2012: The New York Red Bulls Take Losing to Another Level

They sure do know how to break your heart, don’t they?

The New York Red Bulls’ 1-0 defeat at the hands of DC United ended another disappointing season for New York.

The Red Bulls didn't just lose 2-1 on the aggregate, they lost in the same heartbreaking fashion their fans have been subjected to for 17 years. 

Kenny Cooper’s penalty kick in the 72nd minute put New York up 1-0. They would have the lead and a man advantage for the the final 20 minutes of the match following a costly red-card foul by United keeper Bill Hamid.

That is, until referee Mark Geiger reminded New Yorkers everywhere what it is like to be a Red Bulls fan.

Cooper’s stutter-step penalty kick was disallowed due to the encroachment of Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill, who found themselves well inside the box before the kick was taken. By the letter of the law, Geiger made the correct call.

With a combined $8.5 million ...

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