Highway Robbery

Posted: June 19, 2010 by NattieLiz in USA, World Cup

The USA played their second game of the World Cup on Friday, against Slovenia. It was one of the toughest and most exciting soccer games of the World Cup so far. USA let in another early goal and found themselves at a 2 point deficit going into the half. With the score at 2-0, in the second half the USA were able to tie it up with huge plays from Donovan, Altidore, and Bradley. But it was a USA free kick in the 85th minute that will forever go down in history.

The USA scored their 3rd goal on a free kick, that was then revoked, due to a phantom “foul” called on our own Maurice Edu. After watching the replay, no one: not a player, an analysis, a coach, a fan, NO ONE, could find the foul that referee, Koman Coulibaly, supposedly saw. The most ironic part is that all the replays showed no offside and all the fouling was actually committed by Slovenia.

It was clear from post game interviews that all the players felt they had been robbed. USA star, Landon Donovan, was like all of us here, left in a state of disbelief, “It’s too bad because I think that was a fair goal. I saw a good finish and a good goal. He wouldn’t tell us what the call was.

It’s unfortunate, especially with no clear explanation on why the call was made. But we’ll get ’em next time boys! – Stay up!


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