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People, jumping on the "USA robbed" bandwagon need a reality check

Well the title says it all, really.
I am sick of people saying that USA was robbed because they had a legit goal disallowed against Slovenija, but they completely ignore other referee decisions that went against Slovenija and could have changed the game completely.

This is the first incident, which should have made the USA play with 10 men for 90 minutes, a clear intentional elbowing from Dempsey in the first minute of the first half. This video shows it at 0:15


Then about that infamous free kick. First of all, I doubt there was even a foul which lead to that free kick to begin with and the US coach Bradley seems to agree, when he says:
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Coulibaly [the ref] might have regretted his decision to award the free kick. Valter Birsa had been called or a foul on Steve Cherundolo.
Here is the full article:
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-c...739&ver=global

And finally, there is an article, which suggests, that prior to that disallowed goal, there was indeed a foul of US player first. After that, we have to admit that there were several fouls from our players in the box. Here is the quote:
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Although the American players claim that the referee ignored their requests for an explanation, television pictures suggested that US captain Carlos Bocanegra had his hands round Pecnik, preventing him from jumping for the ball.
And here is the full article (which talks about unfortunate injury of Pecnik in the first place):
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/foot...10/8749649.stm

I must admit that I haven't seen that, because the replay we saw just showed the final moments in the box before the goal was scored, however, I do remember a whistle going shortly after the free kick was taken and way before the goal was scored, so it might just be for the foul the article is talking about. Not clear episode though, but let's not forget that the foul, which lead to the free kick is questionable at best.

The referee was bad (he gave Finley a yellow for supposed handball in our box, but the ball hit him in the face instead), I agree about that, but to say that USA was robbed because of that incident, while ignoring the other incidents that went against us, is plain ridiculous.

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Haven't they robbed enough themselves?

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Dempsey's elbow is one of the few red cards he should've gotten for a disgustingly aggressive performance.
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to this thread, Ha also already blew the whistle before it got in.

But they have to stop doing that gay little dance of theirs after every goal tough, sorry but that's just Ubergay

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to this thread, Ha also already blew the whistle before it got in.

But they have to stop doing that gay little dance of theirs after every goal tough, sorry but that's just Ubergay
What, you don't like our voodoo dance?

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