how is that he deliberately put his arm out to the side to block the ball, his arm was already out to his side as he was trying to balance himself. the ball clearly plays his arm, watch it in real time, its a bang bang play that happens in an instant. he didnt have time to look at the ball and make a conscious decision to play it with his arm. at the point where the ball deflects towards beltrans arm there is no attacking dallas player. george john is to beltrans right, facing the opposite direction the ball is traveling and he is actually moving away from that trajectory as well. shea, who collects the ball after it bounces off beltrans FOOT who is at that point on the ground on his knees, is some 5-10 yards away and level with beltran, not behind him. the only reason shea is even able to play the ball is because beltran deflects/backward kicks it right to him, beltran had absolutely no thought about kicking the ball to shea, its completely unintentional. if beltran doesnt deflect the ball to shea it's heading over the endline for a corner kick. his reaction after it happens is he gets up and tries to tackle/block the cross from shea. then he's on his knees hitting the ground out of frustration. the look on his face they show in the replay comes after the ref has already ruled for the penalty. its a look of total disbelief. edit: it's funny watching the replay a couple dozen times, just thinking about the sheer odds of this happening, its gotta be like a million to 1. ball nicks of the very top of sabo's head, barely misses schulers right arm, tony sticks his right foot out and kicks the ball, the ball bounces off the inside of schulers left foot/heel and bounces backwards directly towards the where the 6 yard box meets the endline, beltran's right foot is slipping backwards and his left arm is already extended out to its position when he first kicks it off schuler as a way to balance, when beltran comes down his right foot slips back, ball bounces off the underside of his upper arm/elbow, balls goes behind beltran who has no idea where it is, then beltrans left foot comes back as he goes to his knees and he deflects/kicks it straight to shea.....who then bloops one of the worst crosses i've ever seen out of bounds on the far side. in real time this all happens in about 1-1.5 seconds, ball clears sabo's head just after 44:41, at exactly 44:42 the ball is right before deflecting beltran's arm, at 44:42.5 beltran kicks the ball backwards and shea runs toward the ball and bloops cross at almost exactly 44:44.