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Friday, June 18th, 2010SUGGEST NEWS

Soccer: Second-half comeback keeps US alive
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on June 18th, 2010 @ 7:50PM

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The reason why Americans don't like Soccer

  • I swear at 12 p.m. there was a game going on, then I came back at like 4 p.m. and the same game was going on but it was 0-0? Maybe I'm dreaming. Do they really go 4 hours?
  • That bad call on US because they don't do replays? When the people in the stands can outdo the refs, your sport sucks.
  • Low scoring games? Ties and 0-0 are not acceptable to Americans.
  • And the biggest reason is the b.s. acting by the players, worse than Basketball. One guy got hit in the leg and he pretends like he's hit in the nuts. Another two guys come up, both fake like they head butt and fell down faking like they were hit in the head. But neither even TOUCHED each other.

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    Slev
    Marine

    June 18th, 2010 @ 8:44PM

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    4 hours? haha, not even close. Games are 90 minutes + whatever half time is. No commercial breaks. 2 hours max.

    Also I can't think of any sport that does instant replay on penalty calls.
    DeuceOfSpades
    Kali Compton

    June 18th, 2010 @ 8:49PM

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    They should be using the cameras for every single questionable call. This is 2010. We have the technology. Retards.
    BlueFalcon
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    June 18th, 2010 @ 9:56PM

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    I'm not even a soccer fan and I was outraged at that Mali ref. Why do they have a guy from some minor country officiating a game? What's the hightest level action that he's seen?

    I expect even better work from an NHL ref, and that's saying a lot.
    meorah
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    June 18th, 2010 @ 9:58PM

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    The REAL reason americans don`t like soccer...

    American women don`t find american soccer players sexy. Once american women start trying to attract american soccer players, USA will be the best soccer team on the planet.
    spoilsport
    Peon

    June 19th, 2010 @ 12:23AM

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    The games are shown live and then rerun (some, all?) later, that might be what you were seeing.

    FIFA may end up sitting the ref the rest of the World Cup (http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/news/source-fifa-may-sit-slovenia-u-s-referee--fbintl_ro-referee061810.html). It was his first World Cup match but he was regarded well as a referee for high level matches in Africa as I understand it.
    BiVRiP
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    June 19th, 2010 @ 12:54AM

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    To answer your question Blue, he may not be a great ref but he does have the necessary experience / credentials. His profile indicates that he's reffed in Ligue 1 which is France's top professional soccer division. In addition, he's been a recurring ref in the African Cup of Nations since 2002 (Africa's biggest tournament outside the World Cup). In short, his resume is up to snuff.

    While it's true that each continent/zone is allocated an x number of refs born in that region to represent said area, it has nothing to do with the actual eligibility requirements needed by the refs to be able to officiate a World Cup match.

    From what I can tell, I agree the ref made a bad call. If it's any consolation to US fans, the US will has a better shot at advancing to the next round than England which has been playing like garbage.
    Smokin Joe
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    June 19th, 2010 @ 12:10PM

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    I dunno BiVRiP, he's reffed a couple big games, but there have to be more qualified refs that aren't even there. I think the majority of his time is spent reffing U17. While he does the Championship Leagues and such for U17, it's still not the World Cup - and doesn't nearly meet any sort of pre-requisite of any kind.

    And a lot of griping now isn't about the fact that the call was bad, it is that he is hiding behind FIFA as far as giving an explanation for the call.

    All sports leagues make mistakes with calls, but look at the NFL, or what happened with the perfect game that wasn't - each league's Officiating Crew takes the time to apologize for bad calls and explain controversial ones.

    We just want to know what he saw, who was offsides, and what defender let him go last.
    Moxt
    Kali Compton

    June 20th, 2010 @ 11:59AM

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    Replays: Recall the nightmare perfect game ruiner that happened a couple of weeks ago in baseball. The US call was BS, but this is a problem with our sport too.

    Faking hits: The refs are supposed to card people for faking a hit, but yeah, that stuff is just unacceptable. Who do you have to be to play like that?


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