Real Salt Lake vs. D.C. United: Referee Scores Both Goals in a 1-1 Draw

Normally, I am not one to complain about a referee's decision. I am not one to get upset, yell, scream and swear from the sidelines, or blame the referee for the outcome of a game. 

As a coach, I teach my young players to respect the call and play on, no matter how bad it is.

Every once in a while, however, a game comes along where all of my coaching philosophy goes out the window, and the referee gets the blame.

On Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah, Major League Soccer referee Terry Vaughn did what no referee should do and greatly influenced the outcome of a match between D.C. United and Real Salt Lake.

Thanks to two horrible calls that penalty kicks were awarded on, the two teams played to a 1-1 draw.

Following nearly a half where the two teams battled for possession and both had a few scoring chances, Vaughn awarded the first penalty kick to Real Salt Lake.

In the 38th minute, Real Salt Lake was on the ...

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