This was my first US game on ESPN 2 HD as I just got FIOS the other day. Picture looked great, camera angles were horrendous at times though. Mexico totally outplayed the U.S. as the Americans did not have any real cohesion in this game. As one of the announcers said, it was more of an all-star game with up and down action and little defense. I did not see the possessive ball control offense the US usually has nor did I see the attacking defense you usually see from the U.S.
Saying that, the US still should have won the game because I still don't understand why Dempsey's goal was called back in the first half. Nobody was offside, and even if the other two attacking players were, they were not involved in the play. Only thing I could think of was that Dempsey came back from an offside position, but we never saw anything supporting that. There was no signal for a foul against Dempsey that I saw either. Even later in the game, some bad offside calls went against the US. One I recall, 2 players were in an offside position at time of pass. However, pass went to a player that was still onside outside the box. The offside players came back and were onside before the ball was passed to one of them...but it was still called offside. Horrible call.
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