The 37-year-old Italian centre back made his fourth MLS appearance yesterday, playing 72 minutes of action in the comfortable win. Despite putting in a good shift, Chiellini raised eyebrows with an incredibly strange move in the 69th minute.
As Real Salt Lake clear the ball downfield, an out-of-position Chiellini leaps for a bouncing ball that he has no hope of reaching with both of his arms raised directly upward. He seemingly parries the ball away, stopping the possible counter attack.
The 37-year-old was booked for his efforts, although some suggested that it could’ve been a direct red card due to the impact on play.