The U.S. and Slovenia played the cliché tale of two halves Friday morning and turned it in to the most competitive bout of the World Cup so far.
And then the referees turned the U.S. away with a phantom call that the Americans truly never got confirmation over what happened.
Nevertheless, the 2-2 draw showed the grit and incredible resiliency of the American squad.
Landon Donovan led the attack with a momentum-swinging goal early in the second half, and the Yanks stayed on the attack for the majority of the last 45 minutes.
But then the Jim Joyce of the World Cup robbed them of a late goal.
Man, I’m bitter.
Looking ahead now, the U.S. still needs a bit of help to advance out of the pool.
While England and Algeria have yet to play, their match proves to be crucial in determining who will leave Group C with a smile on their face.
So here are all the possible scenarios and what the Americans must do in order to boost the hopes of our recent soccer-crazy nation.