I just think it's bullshit. Once you're that close to the goal, you should have to defend, not play games with the offsides rule. If I were Dictator of Sports I'd rewrite the rulebook so there's no such thing as offsides in the box.
OT: USA World Cup Qualifier vs. Costa Rica
Ball handling is getting even sloppier now. Worried about a wierd bounce or slip giving Costa Rica a goal.
Or any snow boarders
This is one of the coolest sporting events I've ever watched
I'm very happy with my decision to watch this game. Might not see this again... Ever
I haven't seen as much slipping as I thought I would. This isn't as bad as a rain-soaked field where the turf keeps slipping underfoot.
LOL....looks like the Costa Rican keeper's been doing a little snow clearing in his spare time. Too bad we haven't given Howard enough time to do the same.
Tim Howard is out with two broken bones in his back, so Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) played in goal tonight.
F U REF!
Holy fuck this refereeing is shit. Altidore gets mugged and nothing and then the same thing at the other end, boom.
I hate to be that guy, but the officiating has been terrible.
I guess that was a US flag waving in the crowd.
If we were playing Mexico. They wouldnt have come out of the tunnel at halftime. Those pansies can't even play when its like sub 50 degrees.
There was a february qualifying game in Columbus about ten years ago that was freezing. Mexico didn't fair too well in that game. It was a fun game to attend.
I remember the story about that supposedly being that the US offered Mexico to hold the game in LA in front of what would've been a very friendly crowd if Mexico would move their game out of Azteca. They refused so we said, fine, we'll find somewhere that's nice and cold in January.
5 min of stoppage time?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
5 minutes is soo long
Nothing like a 94th minute sub
BLOW. THE. WHISTLE!
That will be that!
3 points! I'll take it
U-S-A! U-S-A!! U-S-A!!!
Can't believe they played in that. You would think they would bump up the start time
The Dempsey legend grows! Exchanges jerseys post game and is running around the field shirtless thanking the crowd.
Beasley was in top form.
Also, hats off to Guzman in goal. Stepping in for Howard, gave up nothing.
It's Guzan. Brad Guzan.
A lot of Costa Rica's players play in Scandinavia. This wasn't ideal for them but it's not like they all live in Costa Rica year round.