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Referee makes speedy pitchside VAR review at San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers
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VIDEO: Referee makes speedy pitchside VAR review at San Jose Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers

Alex Chilowicz made his decision on the spot.

One of the fastest VAR checks you'll ever see … Wait for it ­čśé pic.twitter.com/0UZfKA8AAl

— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 17, 2020

The referee only needed a very quick look at the VAR screen before deciding whether to give a goal for San Jose Earthquakes in their game against Portland Timbers.

Portland scored first and led for much of the match but ended up drawing 1-1 at San Jose’s Earthquakes Stadium in the MLS on Wednesday night.

­čĄ» WOW! ­čĄ»@SJEarthquakes equalizes it after VAR confirms @Vakoqazaishvili's goal. #SJvPOR pic.twitter.com/T5SgyYuVXc

— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 17, 2020

In the absence of goal line technology, there was a question over whether Georgia international Valeri Qazaishvili’s second-half equaliser had crossed the line while play continued.

American referee Alex Chilowicz trotted over to the pitchside monitor after its cover was lifted off, taking just a moment to award the goal to the hosts, before the cover was replaced.

1-1, Zuparic nearly there to clear the ball off the line but Vako scores from the left side of the area after getting on the end of Wondo's header. Took help from VAR to get the call as play went on for a while. #SJvPOR

— Radio Cascadia (@Radio_Cascadia) September 17, 2020