jacob said:I avoided this thread all day today so I could watch the midnight replay on CBC.
The sending off to Clark was crap, especially since elbows to the face weren't even red cards in this game. There was never any way that the US was going to withstand that much game down a man.
Italy did not look like the better team today, them being up a man and having some great finishing by Rossi was what won them the game. The US had two flubbed chances in the early part of the first half that better finishers would've done more with.
Oh well I never really had huge hopes for a win, but they sure did have a better showing than the final score would suggest.
Merengues said:Actually elbows to the face are a straight red, they have been for a while, look back to 2006 WC, the game between Italy & USA, look for the red card that Italy received, it was for an elbow to the face and that particular player missed 4 games from the WC for that, its teh same player who scored Italy's second goal today, Daniele De Rossi