We should all know that a player is not allowed to prevent the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands. The part that is tricky is what is considered " releasing the ball." Per US Soccer, the goalkeeper is considered to be releasing the ball from the moment they have control to when the ball is clearly released into play. This includes:
- bouncing the ball
- running with the ball
- in the process of dropping the ball in preparation for kicking it
- throwing the ball
In this particular case (see below) the correct procedure would've been to disallow the goal and restart with an Indirect Free Kick for Philadelphia, at the spot where the interference occurred. You can read the whole article from US Soccer by clicking here.