This really doesn't do the shootout justice.
Here's the breakdown of the wildest s/o I've ever seen (a #ORLvNYC thread):
- Orlando, playing their first-ever MLS playoff game at home in front of a crowd despite there being a worldwide pandemic, gets to the penalty shootout despite playing a man down the whole overtime. 1/15
- New York City misses their first penalty off the crossbar
- Orlando and NYCFC trade conversion until it's 4-3 going into Round 5 2/15
- Orlando's Pedro Gallese makes a save to seemingly win it, sending coach Oscar Pareja running into the locker room, presumably to retrieve the red-carded player Ruan for the celebration 3/15
- But wait! The AR has apparently ruled that Gallese was off his line. Replays seem to indicate otherwise, but apparently there's no conclusive angle and the call stands 4/15
- A 2016 rule change dictated that a goalkeeper coming off their line early is an automatic yellow (although European leagues have already instituted a rule that wipes the slate clean in shootouts). That means Gallese is red-carded. 5/15
- Gallese gives his gloves to defender Rodrigo Schlegel, indicating he'll go into goal. But Orlando apparently realizes that despite having used five subs, a recent rule change allows for an extra sub in overtime. Backup goalkeeper Brian Rowe enters the game. 6/15
Before NYCFC is able to take the kick, however, the referees realize a problem. You can't normally make a sub during a shootout, so Schlegel goes back in. 7/15
Before the kick can be taken, play stops again. Another new rule allows for the goalkeeper to be subbed during a shootout. Rowe enters again. 8/15
Hold up! The referee again realizes the mistake, Schlegel is not a goalkeeper and can't be subbed out. So Schlegel goes back into goal. 9/15
After about 10 minutes of delay, we're finally ready to retake NYCFC's fifth shot from the spot. Despite Schlegel guessing correctly, he's not a goalkeeper and fails keep Valentín Castellanos shot out. 10/15
Still, Orlando can win this if Nani -- yes, the world-famous Nani -- converts. He does not. Sean Johnson makes a good save to send the shootout to sudden death. 11/15
NYCFC converts their next kick. Orlando converts their next kick. 12/15
Gudmundur Thórarinsson steps up and hits it to the one spot a field player might actually be able to stop it: shoulder height and slightly off center. It's not a pretty looking save, but Schlegel keeps it out. Referee Allen Chapman blows his whistle and Orlando celebrates! 13/15
I know what you're thinking. Why is he doing that? Isn't it 5-5 still? Yes! Orlando still has to convert. 14/15
Chapman quickly realizes this and Orlando's Benji Michel steps up. He converts. Orlando wins. 15/15
Huge shoutout to @MLSRefStats for helping me understand some of the nuance of the rules in this thing.
Just to add another area of confusion, apparently an MLS official forced NYCFC to sub out Anton Tinnerholm near the end of regulation due to concern over a potential concussion he might have suffered earlier in game.

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21 Aug 18
Some interesting win-streak tidbits (post-shootout era): Sorry in advance for the tweet storm.
Sporting KC have the longest winning streak (9) but that includes the final two games of 2011
- The seven games they won to start 2012 stands as the longest single-season win streak of the post shootout era
- The finished second overall in 2012
There have been 11 win streaks of six games in the post shootout era
- Three of those streaks have been this year (including the Sounders active one)
- Two of them were last year (both by TFC)
- 2017 TFC was the only team to pull off that long of a win streak twice in one year
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