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June 18, 2010 at 9:21 AM

USMNT 2, Slovenia 2 — postgame thoughts and reaction

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What an incredible comeback. Coming from two goals down to earn a point is quite the accomplishment, but…

The ref blew it. Mali’s Koman Coulibaly was shaky all match and negated Maurice Edu’s winner with a phantom call. Would’ve been one of the shining moments in USMNT history.

The U.S. could’ve won the group. Now Bob Bradley’s side could need help from England on the final day to get through. While Germany isn’t a lock to win Group D, the round of 16 draw is much more favorable against someone else.

Gooch wasn’t good. Played a role in each of the goals conceded. Also was way too quick to send the ball long up the field, inaccurately at that.

Slovenia isn’t bad. The country of two million has put together a decent side. Scored both goals well and neither was a fluke. Could battle England in the final group-stage match.

Who looked good? No one in the first half. After halftime Howard, Donovan, Altidore and Bradley definitely took charge.

Who looked bad? The guys taken off. Torres and Findley. And many were calling for Torres to start in this one. He clearly wasn’t ready.

Better beat Algeria

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