World Cup 2010: Slovenia 2-2 United States of America

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Somebody says:

    FIFA’s lax approach to officiating is what turns off most Americans from the sport. This game could have been, possibly, the greatest coming from behind in World Cup history. The Americans won the game fair and square, alas, fairness is not a priority for FIFA who likes the controversy of questionable calls. Unlike Europeans who tolerate the subjectivity and imperfections of the sport, fairness is very important to the Americans. The use of cameras and reviews for questionable calls in most American sports are becoming more a norm than an exception. This is because the players should be taken accountable for their own mistakes, not the referee’s. The MLS favours reviews of bad calls for a good reason. If they don’t do so, they’ll have to endure celebrating most games in half-empty stadiums. FIFA is missing a great market for the sport if they don’t understand this.

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