June 26th, 2010, 04:22 PM #211
Props to Ghana for putting away their chances. Their goalie made some big saves as well... I think US soccer took a punch in the gut today, despite that I'm proud of the effort.
June 26th, 2010, 05:21 PM #212
Realistically, this team got about as far as it should. They did not over- or underachieve. The quality is simply not there. Ghana is clearly the better team.
June 27th, 2010, 07:55 AM #213
I guess all the English speaking countries are getting hosed by the refs.
June 27th, 2010, 09:56 AM #214
June 27th, 2010, 12:00 PM #215
My oh my, yet another horrible decision by the refs. Tevez was miles and miles in offside position.
June 27th, 2010, 02:12 PM #216
Look, if they are so against "technology" why don't they put a goal judge behind the goal like we have in hockey!? Something needs to be done. Both of those decisions today changed the whole outcome of the game!!!
June 27th, 2010, 04:02 PM #217
This is my first and most likely last World Cup (watching) because of the bad BAD calls by the ref's.
I'm not going to invest into a sport that allows their officials free range on calls without being challenged by video replays. I watched two matches, and both were dumb due to calls. I mean, Mexico and England might had still lost, but I believe the calls changed the outcome of the games.
FiFA is not doing a good job of gaining my interest and support at all. Are all World Cups this bad?!?! Because if this is high end soccer, it's not what I thought it would be at all.
Last edited by Melfice; June 27th, 2010 at 06:56 PM.
June 27th, 2010, 06:45 PM #218
Originally Posted by Melfice
The worst I've ever seen.
June 27th, 2010, 08:24 PM #219
June 28th, 2010, 12:26 AM #220
Easy there, fellas, easy there... The officiating was bad, no doubt about it. But I think some of you guys get a little bit too edgy here.
"To err is human" and until we can replace the ref with a robot, blown calls are part of the game...it happens and it's not exclusive to soccer...remember a Jim Joyce, anyone? That's right, no video replay beyond homeruns in the most popular sport in the US. Careless? No integrity? I don't think so...
And besides, a goal judge in soccer would be useless 98% of the time. There's hardly a decision to make whether the ball crossed the line or not. Neither does he prevent blown offside calls.
Video replay? That's another issue. Given the fact that soccer players complain about nearly everything in the game, I think we would end up with 120+ minutes games, as everybody would bitch endlessly about the calls...but that's just my two cents.