[U.S. REACTION] U.S. players were livid with Malian referee Koman Coulibaly for his call that disallowed Maurice Edu a potential winning goal in its 2-2 tie with Slovenia.
“Honestly I think that the set piece, most of what took place was that Slovenia players were holding our players. One player had his arms around Michael (Bradley), Michael was trying to break loose and a foul was called. I don’t know if that’s accurate. But that’s one version. There are moments when you are frustrated because you feel that situations have not been handled 100 percent correctly or fairly. But that’s how the game works sometimes. You move on.”
“I am assuming it was a foul somewhere. It could not have been offside. We asked him where the foul was but he did not say. I don’t know what to think of the call. To be honest I don’t know how much English he speaks. When we asked him numerous times in a non-controversial manner he ignored us.
"We were the best team in the second half, we scored three goals and I would be really interested to find out what the referee called on that last one. As far as I am concerned we should have been leading 3-2. We are disappointed that we didn’t come up with a win when we scored three goals."