Interesting hearing the other side having the same perspective as everyone else....
I tried that counting thing once and the ref gave me a yellow card.
OK, so the rule is rarely called... but when does the bitterness towards the referee turn towards McLeod for pushing her luck? Frankly, I think she was poor on the own goal, and then add this. Together with her howlers coming off the line to punch, when does her performance come into question? Is it to LeBlanc for the bronze medal game?
Putting that loss on McLeod is quite the stretch in my opinion.
Screw FIFA. I support Sinclair's comments and those of Herdmann. He was right that the yanks were using illegal tactics. The referee was a coward and the yanks took advantage of her ineptitude.
"Charmaine Hooper... the best player ever"
There is a second good article on the NBC site. In particular, I liked reading a comparison to the constant travelling in the NBA. The author said that what the referee did is equivalent to cancelling a last second, game winning shot by Kobe Bryant in the play-offs, due to the travelling that all of the players have been doing throughout.