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There's a reason Kimura is laid out in this picture.
Saul "El Canelo" Alvarez took a masterful beating to the head in his championship bout against Floyd Mayweather Saturday night.
Even he thought the unpunished foul on Kosuke Kimura was a bit much.
The New York Red Bulls did indeed drop Toronto FC 2-0 on Saturday. Goals from Thierry Henry and Fabian Espindola helped propel the club to its 48th point. New York now boasts sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference.
But the worst moment of the match came in the 77th minute.
After suffering a clear foul, Kimura laid stagnant on the pitch for the briefest of seconds. The whistle from referee Edvin Jurisevic was clearly blown. The play was clearly dead...for everyone except Toronto midfielder Jonathan Osario.
Seventy-seven minutes of frustration were delivered into the match ball and rattled off of Kimura's head.
Even the tip of Osario's cleat managed to clip part of his forehead.
It was Dax McCarty who immediately came to his teammate's defense. A brief scuffle broke. The 5'9" midfielder—accompanied by a fiery temper—looked more prepared to put up a fight than Canelo could ever dream of.
In the end, both sides were separated. No justified punishment was handed.
No red card. No yellow card. Nothing.
Unless, of course, you think a stern talking to is enough to police a viscous blow to the head. Especially on a player who recently recovered from a concussion and perforated ear drum.
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