You want to know one of the reasons why soccer/football will never be popular in the United States? Watch this:
See how the United States (in blue) scored a goal? If you answered "yes," then you are wrong. Referee Koman Coulibaly decided to blow his whistle on a magical "foul" that never took place, stealing the victory from the U.S. and shaming soccer across the globe. Actually, saying that he blew his whistle on a foul is kind, because Mr. Coulibaly actually refused to say why he disallowed the goal.
Mr. Coulibaly already had a terrible game before this, making incorrect and egregiously wrong calls throughout, such as calling a hand ball on Robbie Findley that hit him in the face. The disallowed goal was the cherry on top.
On ESPN, Mr. Coulibaly was rightfully called a "disgrace" by sports commentator Alexi Lalas. No wonder soccer will never, ever be popular in the United States with crap like this.
Update- Soccer Hall of Famer Eric Wynalda has called for an investigation into Koman Coulibaly for corruption. I agree.
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