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FIFA Refs Once Again Cause Every American Fan to Dent Wall With Head

In the twentieth minute of the ongoing USA-Algeria game, Clint Dempsey appeared to pound in a goal to give the United States a 1–0 lead. We jumped in the air and screamed ... and by the time we landed, the goal had, once again, been disallowed. (You are forgiven if you wonder if the U.S. is even allowed to score.) The call was offside, and the general consensus is that the call was a mistake. Again. The match is scoreless at halftime, and that isn't good: England is ahead 1–0 over Slovenia, also at the half, which means, as it stands right now, England and Slovenia would advance to the knockout round, and the Americans would go home. Setting aside the disallowed goal, the U.S. have had several chances to score, including a Jozy Altidore overshot on an open net. The U.S. is playing well, but they haven't scored. We're going to crawl into a ball and shake back and forth until the second half starts.

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