After the Yankee Mutant Ninja Turtles managed a 2-2 draw with Slovenia, most of the discussion wasn’t centered around the equalizer scored by Coach’s Kid Michael Bradley. No, it had to do with the bogus call from Malian referee Koman Coulibaly, who nullified what almost certainly would have been the match-winning goal for America.
Second-half sub Maurice Edu appeared to put the U.S. ahead in the 86th, poking in close-range shot after Altidore headed Donovan’s free kick to him. But the goal was disallowed by referee Koman Couilibaly of Mali because of a foul, though it was not clear on whom the foul was called or what was the foul.
“I’m a little gutted to be honest,” Donovan said. “I don’t know how they stole that last goal from us. I’m not sure what the call was. He (the referee) wouldn’t tell us what the call was.” –the monolith
Some have said that it was an offside call while others were calling a foul on the US. Either way, since the game has ended hours ago, Coulibaly’s Wikipedia page has been locked down and been accused of looking like Darryl Strawberry. But in these international competitions, there’s always one horrible, horrible call that screws somebody out of something. I’m just grateful that the call only cost us two points in the standings and not three.