[USA] A day after the USA tied Slovenia, 2-2, after an apparent winning goal was called off for a foul whistled by Malian referee Koman Coulibaly, it still had no explanation from Coulibaly or FIFA about the call, but U.S. coach Bob Bradley isn't expecting an answer.
"I think it was a good goal," Bradley said on Saturday of Maurice Edu's goal in the 85th minute. "The only things that could be called would be [Slovenia fouls leading to] penalty kicks for us."
U.S. players pressed Coulibaly for an explanation but gone none.
"You don't expect an answer," Bradley said. "Typically things on the field happen fast. This isn't something referees would talk about a lot. You can speculate all you want about which guy. There was nothing there. It was a good goal. That's that."
Bradley must now make sure his players put the call behind them.
"The team as a whole had a strong response to the disallowed goal," Bradley said. "I end up feeling badly for the team and for our fans. A 3-2 comeback win giving us a chance of advancing would be something that would be special for everybody. It didn't happen. We put it behind us. We understand that if we win our last game we can still win the group. We have moved forward."