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Wednesday’s controversial 1-0 defeat to FC Dallas probably left Sporting Kansas City coaches, players and fans alike with the same range of emotions.

On one hand, frustration—bitter frustration resulting from a disputable call in which referee Armando Villarreal disallowed Johnny Russell’s 87th-minute equalizer after whistling Gadi Kinda for a foul on Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Mauer in the crowded six-yard area.