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    U.S. women's soccer coach Pia Sundhage agrees with the referee's decision that led to a controversial free kick, and eventually, a game-tying goal late in the Americans' semifinal victory against Canada.

    Canadian players said immediately after Monday's 4-3 loss that they felt robbed and cheated by the call. But the Associated Press reported that soccer governing body FIFA is considering disciplinary action over the players' and coach's comments.

    On Tuesday, Sundhage said it was Canadian goaltender Erin McLeod who "broke the rule."

    Sundhage says coach John Herdman's strategy was to hold onto Canada's 3-2 lead late in the second half, and that meant delaying the game.

    "Their plan was to slow down the game," Sundhage said Tuesday at the team's hotel, minutes before departing for London for the Olympic gold-medal game against Japan. "If I put myself in (Herdman's) shoes it's about game management. You slow down the game and you feel like you have a chance against the States. That was not the first time. From what I heard, she got a warning.

    "She broke the rule."

    U.S. striker Alex Morgan, who scored the game-winner, felt some sympathy for the Canadians, but said McLeod had been warned against delaying the game.

    "You don't see that call very often, obviously," she says. "The keeper had a warning and then she got called on it the second time. I think that it was the right decision. Canadians are going to be frustrated and at that point, if I was in their position, I would be frustrated as well and not really want to sugarcoat my interviews.

    "But it was blatant. It was obvious. It was at least 10 times that she was over six seconds and we're not talking about seven seconds or eight. It was 10 seconds, 15 seconds, and we were calling it out loud. The referee was aware of all that so it wasn't something that she decided to call randomly."

    http://www.freep.com/usatoday/articl...pic%20Sports|s

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    if calling the game for the ref is the american way, then congratulations, you've obviously excelled at it...
    Fate is just the weight of circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll The Bones View Post
    if calling the game for the ref is the american way, then congratulations, you've obviously excelled at it...
    Translation: "Damn, I had NO idea that rule existed! Our women really were breaking the rules!!"

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    ~ yawn
    Fate is just the weight of circumstances.

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    I win

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    I win
    you win?? an argument with yourself??

    they said you were good but i never believed it... until now of course...
    Fate is just the weight of circumstances.

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    Still hurts???

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    not nearly as much as getting crushed by china must hurt for y'all..
    Fate is just the weight of circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll The Bones View Post
    not nearly as much as getting crushed by china must hurt for y'all..
    We are right there with a country with a billion more people than we have..


    ...you...you, well, you're hoping to beat Eritrea

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    We are right there with a country with a billion more people than we have..
    a billion more or not... ya gotta admit - getting beat by communists has to stick in yer craw right about now...
    Fate is just the weight of circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll The Bones View Post
    a billion more or not... ya gotta admit - getting beat by communists has to stick in yer craw right about now...
    Meanwhile, Canada strives to get two Golds, and tie Ethiopia in the standings

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!

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    What an arrogant, antagonistic, gloating pompous a$$ you are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Noyance View Post
    What an arrogant, antagonistic, gloating pompous a$$ you are!
    Would you be surprised if I told you those were his good points??...................
    CANADA................"often imitated but never duplicated"

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    Quote Originally Posted by riggs View Post
    Would you be surprised if I told you those were his good points??...................
    Would you be surprised if I told you I was being nice???

    That's it, enough said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    Meanwhile, Canada strives to get two Golds, and tie Ethiopia in the standings

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!
    let's see... 2 gold medals? or getting crushed by one of the last bastions of communism that america could never defeat?
    Fate is just the weight of circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll The Bones View Post
    let's see... 2 gold medals? or getting crushed by one of the last bastions of communism that america could never defeat?
    1. USA: 45/103
    2. China: 38/87
    35. Canada: 1/18

    WE WIN

    We ALWAYS win

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    .... and if ya didn't win.. could always just invade them afterwards.

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    That wouldnt happen. The US doesnt invade unless they are almost incapable of defending themselves and an economic reason to do so .
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