Remember last weekend and the United Stated tied England, and soccer fans were trying to convince you that in this case a tie was as good as a win. Well, the United States tied Slovenia on Friday afternoon, only this time it felt more like a loss. I'll get into game specifics and all that in a minute, but first I just have to get this garbage about the disallowed goal off my chest.
Seriously, show me how that does not deserve to be a goal? With the game tied 2-2 and just five minutes remaining in the contest, Landon Donovan hit a perfect ball to Maurice Edu who struck it in to give the U.S. a supposed lead. But just as soon as Edu scored, the goal was quickly disallowed. At first, the screen said that it was an offside call, which is impossible. Then, FIFA's official play-by-play listed it as a foul on Edu, even though he is doing nothing to merit a call. If anything, watch that play one more time, and you will see the Slovenians mobbing Michael Bradley in a far worse fashion than anything that Edu could have even been thinking about doing.