The New England Revolution faithful will feel wronged after Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Montreal Impact.
But referee Sorin Stoica made a pair of correct calls in Week 28.
They just didn't work out in New England's favor.
The first was a red-carded offense that handed Montreal a penalty. After a comical whiff on the ball from Marco Di Vaio, Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis trips the Italian and denies him a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
The penalty was justified.
By the letter of the law, so was the red card. Di Vaio has a clear opportunity of burying his own error if not for Reis' trip.
The second offense came in the 31st minute. No red card was issued, but another penalty was awarded. This time it was defender Jose Goncalves who was whistled as the culprit. A reckless challenge by the 27-year-old forced Felipe Martins down inside the area.
The contact was all player.
Stoica had no choice but to point to the spot.
A brace from Di Vaio followed and allowed Montreal to capture a much-needed result on the road. The Impact still sit tied atop the East, but with the benefit of a pair of games in hand.
As for New England, the club remains above the dreaded red line by the slimmest of margins.