Sandy • Luke Mulholland ran to the southwest corner of the field, grabbed a mallet and banged the gong. The first-year Real Salt Lake midfielder celebrated his sixth goal of the year and then danced his familiar groove.
His continued emergence as a starting-XI staple has showcased his abilities on the outside of the club's diamond midfield formation, but he's also had to deal with a slate of bad luck. The goal that doubled RSL's lead over the rival Seattle Sounders in the 2-1 win on Saturday was first ruled an own goal on Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso, but was later overturned by MLS, which awarded the goal to Mulholland.
Both players touched the ball simultaneously (although replays indicate Mulholland was the last player to touch the ball), but the initial ruling took away yet another goal in the Brit's breakout 2014 campaign.