Watch as referee used, during New York Red Bulls II and Orlando City B, the Video Assistant referee, for the first time ever in the football history!
It was a regular match in USL (third American league) between NYRB II and Orlando B team.
New York Red Bulls II won emphatically, with the result 5-1. The reason for this high result was mostly due to a fact that Orlando’s team played with two players less on the pitch, for the majority of the match.
— Jan ter Harmsel (@dutchreferee) August 13, 2016
One of those red cards was especially important and will go down in the history of football.
Orlando B player tripped an opponent inside his own box. The referee wasn’t sure what happened, and he used a thing called Video Assistant Referee. Basically a TV, which showed if there was a contact or not. Referee got what he needed, and he sent Orlando B player off the pitch.
That’s how a random match in third American league, became a historic one due to a video assistance used by a referee (the one used to sent off Zidane, was the unofficial one).
— USL (@USL) August 13, 2016