Losing sucks. It sucks bad. Regardless of where it happens or when it happens, it sucks. There are no trophies for second place. It just means you lost last.
And for the United States Men's National Team, this loss simply sucks. There is no way to sugar coat it. Yes, Brad Guzan handled the ball outside of the penalty box. Whether it is normally called or not is irrelevant. He handled the ball outside of the box. It was the right call.
So does running a defensive formation of 4-2-3-1 when you have a prolific scorer in Clint Dempsey on your team. Put him up top with Aron Johannsson and see what happens. Talent wise, the USMNT has Jamaica licked. But Jamaica played with more heart and passion and they were the better team.
Just ask Panama who got royally screwed by Mark Geiger in what may go down as one of the more reprehensible performances as a referee. The Red Card was one thing, but the penalty call to gift Mexico the opportunity to take the game into extra time, was a joke. Geiger has to be better and for a guy who took charge of games in the 2014 World Cup, this was a disgrace.
This is not a penalty
<blockquote class="twitter-video" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here's the controversial penalty call as Roman Torres is called for handball. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoldCup2015?src=hash">#GoldCup2015</a> <a href="http://t.co/4aSShYi9SP">http://t.co/4aSShYi9SP</a></p>— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) <a href="https://twitter.com/FOXSoccer/status/624051015315140608">July 23, 2015</a></blockquote>
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