Why was US go-ahead goal disallowed?
Historic U.S. World Cup win erased by awful referee call
Fans and players of the national team are livid tonight after it had a World Cup win turned into a draw because of a questionable call by Malian referee Koman Coulibaly in the 86th minute, wiping out what appeared to be a perfectly good and pivotal goal by Maurice Edu against Slovenia.
The ref’s decision also cost the United States a slice of soccer history; in 80 years, no team had ever rallied from a two-goal deficit to win a World Cup game.
According to Landon Donovan, the referee even refused to explain what the foul was assessed [!?!] for after the game (referees are not required to explain their decisions to reporters or players at the World Cup).
It’s not just baseball.
FIFA has not explained the bad call.
I don’t think they can explain the bad call, other than bad officiating.
In the meantime, my condolences to HF about Germany.