The other Group B game: Canada vs. Costa Rica [R]

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by LSUnited, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. LSUnited

    LSUnited Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    San Antonio
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn't see anything else on it.

    1-0 Costa Rica by 1st half PK.

    Telefutura just showed the highlights and had a dead on angle of the PK call (which Galavision didn't have during the live broadcast).

    I played it frame by frame and it looks pretty clear to me that the ball hit the Canadian defender in the chest. Almost right in the numbers.

    Canada get jobbed on that one.
  2. IowaBoy

    IowaBoy Member

    Jul 23, 2003
    Des Moines
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Canada seems to have a habit of getting screwed by the refs, like in their WCQ against Honduras (although I didn't mind, since Honduras is my 2nd favorite NT).

    Gotta love CONCACAF...
  3. DCUPopeAndLillyFan

    Apr 20, 2000
    Big surprise, Costa Rica getting a call like that :rolleyes:
  4. eric6854

    eric6854 New Member

    Apr 20, 1999
    Please tell me the ref wasnt Jamaican.
  5. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Canada also missed a good dozen chances in the second half, tho they did score on the offside play. Brennan did a lot of really intense-faced running, Hume was a bit better. But Canada has to finish. They played well in the back. Their defenders passing was better than their middies.
  6. MT mojo

    MT mojo New Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    But at the half-hour a decision by Jamaican referee Peter Prendergast turned the game.

    After a blocked free kick from the top of the Canadian area, the Ticos lobbed the ball back into the area. The Costa Rican winger, stationed at the left corner of the area, attempted to swing a ball across the box but Bernier seemed to have blocked the pass with his chest. Prendergast however pointed directly to the spot. Jafet Soto stepped up to the spot-kick and slammed his left-footed shot to the left of Sutton, who had guessed correctly but could not get a hand to the shot.

    From :)
  7. Solid444

    Solid444 Member+

    Jun 21, 2003
    The Canadian team played dirty as hell
  8. hobbes

    hobbes Member

    Jul 26, 1999
    regina, saskatchewan
    Two of our defenders were middies. So that kind of figures.

    Solid444> the Brennan tackle that earned yellow was late and ridiculous. Other than that I think you're out to lunch. For every heavy legitimate challenge by Canada there was a good Tico swan dive with a triple roll on the sod. That being said the card to Ruiz for diving was a bad call too.

    No surprise that Pendergast threw the cards around.

  9. Autogolazo

    Autogolazo BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 19, 2000
    Bombay Beach, CA
    Strange game--Canada only decided to play in the last 5 minutes with a man down. The best thing that happened to Canada was the insertion of Costa Rican right back Geiner Segura, who belongs in a rec league somewhere, should've seen yellow at least twice (he did once) and nearly gifted Canada a flick-on own goal.

    The obvious changes are to start Hume and Serieux (sp?) and bench the awful Gerba/Simpson pairing.

    I sense a coaching or motivational problem here, which is surprising from Frank Yallop. When a team only steps up the attack with 5 minutes left and 10 men, something is wrong. Why weren't they doing that for the other 85 mins.?
  10. TOTC

    TOTC Member

    Feb 20, 2001
    Laurel, MD, USA

    No f. way!!!!
  11. Davids26

    Davids26 Member

    May 31, 2000
    Canada, Gregg Berhalter feels your pain...
  12. Fulham Fan

    Fulham Fan New Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    Bay Area
    Best chance for Canada was when De Rosario was fed a through ball, took a massive dribble that sent him yards away from goal, and then tried some sort of corkscrew shot into the far corner, which instead yards above the bar and towards the opposite corner flag. He was supposed to have a one on one with the goalie off that pass, and instead he turned it into a soccer equivalent of the baseline fadeaway jumper.
  13. Captain Canuck

    Captain Canuck New Member

    May 13, 2002
    Pendergrast also threw our captain out of the game, two yellows, one for arguing the obviously bogus pk call and then another debatable card with 10 minutes to go. So our backline will become even more makeshift for the US match, not like we needed to give you guys another advantage over us.......
  14. Fulham Fan

    Fulham Fan New Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    Bay Area
    Canada was cheated on the penalty kick but the second yellow on Kenna was an easy one, I thought. In fact, I saw it as a pretty deplorable play. He ostensibly went up for a header but had his leg out to kick the other player. The rest of his body was turned sideways and was rotating away from the ball. He was never going to get to that header. He led with his cleats and the rest of him stayed a good foot or even two feet from the action. That's the sort of play that should get a player removed from the field. (But I should bracket all this by saying again that Canada was cheated on the penalty kick. It must be incredibly frustrating.)
  15. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Austin FC
    Dec 17, 2002
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was wondering if anyone else felt the same way I did. Watching that game, Canada was doing the stuff that I expected more out of Costa Rica. Canada played like a bunch of hacks.
  16. gnatfan

    gnatfan Member

    Mar 10, 2005
    I didn't see the whole game but watched large parts of it. I thought the penalty was dodgy. The Canadian captain (Mc Kenna?) was an idiot for getting that yellow for dissent--he needs to have a better understanding of his role in that situation (or wait until he has refs that don't speak English). I kept waiting for a make-up call later in the game.
  17. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In other news, Bernier is now at the University of Washington Medical Center, recuperating from emergency surgery to remove the extra arm from his chest. The operation was performed at the Prendergast Institute for Orthopedic Surgery, which is best known for successfully performing a similar operation to remove an extra arm from the forehead of United States center back Gregg Berhalter. Costa Rican team officials, when asked about their country's involvement in both incidents, declined comment.
  18. Captain Canuck

    Captain Canuck New Member

    May 13, 2002
    LOL! Good one, Elninho.
  19. narduch

    narduch New Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    At least they weren't a bunch of diving, rolling-on-the-floor-like-I'm-dying, cheating pu$$ies.
  20. chad

    chad Member+

    Jun 24, 1999
    Manhattan Beach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't realize you played Mexico yesterday!

  21. Solid444

    Solid444 Member+

    Jun 21, 2003
    With the level of play and technique they displayed yesterday, I dont think they know how to dive correctly, let alone roll on the floor.
  22. narduch

    narduch New Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    So you admit that Costa Rica are a bunch of cheats?
  23. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    I watched the game. Canada really sucks, and they deserved to lose. They did have a couple decent chances to score but didn't even really test the keeper. They had a decent amount of possession, but had no ideas offensively. They really sucked with their crosses. Costa Rica was the better team, but they didn't play that well.
  24. Solid444

    Solid444 Member+

    Jun 21, 2003
    I could care less about Costa Ricans, all i know is that they have more class and a lot more technique than Canada.
  25. narduch

    narduch New Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    The only team Costa Rica has more class than is Honduras, and that's not saying much. Canada has tons more class then either of those play-faking cheats.

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