Well safe to say this guy Jim Joyced it. I googled 'soccer rules' to find out what exactly happened to team U.S.A. in the waning moments of their match with Slovenia today and I can't for the life of me find a rule where OUR player gets assaulted and we get the game winning goal taken away from us. Like is that offsides? Or icing? No clue. I didn't even see a flag down anywhere. All I know is I see Bradley getting bearhugged here while the official above makes a phantom call that NBA officials would be proud of.
So if you wanted a reason as to why 90% of America doesn't follow soccer the last 5 minutes of this match pretty much summed it up. Because not only was this a bad call, but I'm pretty sure no one even knows what the call was. And this official doesn't have to explain himself really? Do you think Ed Hochuli would let that happen? Pfft. Then on top of that this ends in a tie for the second straight U.S. match. Another reason why most of America yawns at this sport. Here in America we win or we win big. There are no ties. Did the Revolutionary War end in a tie? Didn't think so. So while we probably shouldn't have even been down two goals to Slovenia in the first place, it would be nice to have the match come to some sort of conclusion. Oh well I guess, does Slovenia have stuffed crust pizza and Journey? Exactly. USA! USA!
PS: Ed Hochuli needs to 300% become a soccer ref. Think one of these players would be whining to ol' Ed for a yellow card after a flop? Not if their parents taught them to never play with guns. Bonus word: guns.