|Published:||Jun 20, 2010 1:25 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 19, 2010 10:26 PM EDT|
IRENE, South Africa (AP) - With no way to appeal the disallowed goal that would have given the U.S. a 3-2 lead in Friday's 2-2 World Cup tie against Slovenia, U.S. coach Bob Bradley says his team is moving forward.
Bradley says that it definitely was a goal and has his own theory about the call. He thinks the referee might have regretted his decision to award the free kick that led to the controversial no-goal and blew a quick whistle to make up for it.
The referee from Mali has not explained his decision and is not required to do so.
The U.S. will advance from the group phase if it beats Algeria on Wednesday or even with a tie as long as England loses to Slovenia. If the U.S. and England both draw, the Americans would advance if they maintain their goal advantage over the English, which currently stands at 3-1.