U.S. soccer team midfielder Maurice Edu booted in a goal after getting ahold of a Landon Donovan free kick and for a moment, the country thought the U.S. soccer team had come back to take a lead over Slovenia in their World Cup battle today.
In a terrible call, the goal was not allowed and no explanation was given.¬† The U.S. team had to settle for a 2-2 tie.¬† I don’t understand how a referee can make a call like that and not have to give an explanation.
It has angered soccer fans nationwide.¬† If the goal had been allowed it would have put the U.S. team in better position to advance in the worldwide soccer contest like Qatar World Cup.
“I’m a little gutted to be honest,” Donovan said. “I don’t know how they stole that last goal from us. I’m not sure what the call was. He (the referee) wouldn’t tell us what the call was.”
“I still don’t know why the goal was disallowed,” team’s coach Bob Bradley said after the match.
Doom and gloom seemed to be the definite outcome, after the first half of their battle against Slovenia.¬† They were trailing 2-0 and nothing was going right.
U.S. soccer fans were elated by the second half comeback.¬† It was a frenzied attack in the second half of the contest which included goals by Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley, the son of team coach Bradley,
There’s still a chance that the team will be able to advance, but they’ll need help from Algeria, who will be taking on England today.¬† Two of the following three teams: England, Slovenia or the U.S. will advance.¬† Slovenia has a win and a tie in two games, while the U.S. has two ties and England also has one tie.
If England loses, the U.S. advances.¬† If England wins then England advances.
What did you think of the call which denied the U.S. that third goal?¬†¬† Do you think it was a legitimate call? Book your English football tickets now at footballticketpad.com to watch the latest rounds of Premier League football.