SQUAMBLE: Fox Sports’ Jason Lloyd joins The Five to discuss the latest in world soccer and the state of the sport in the US.
The USMNT will face Mexico on Sunday, a game that is already in doubt after the pair lost to the USA on penalties in the Gold Cup quarter-finals.
The pair have been at loggerheads with referee Federico Mancini over the referee’s decision to award the penalty in the first half of the match.
“I think we should all be thankful to the ref for being so open and honest about his mistakes and the problems he’s had,” said Lloyd, who has been an official for the USMID since 2012.
“It’s a great team, and we have a lot of talented players, and it’s just unfortunate that a referee’s call can get so far out of control.”
I think the game is a little bit too competitive, especially when it comes to the goalkeepers, who are really good, and you see a lot more of the same.
It’s not like we’ve been playing in the Confederations Cup or any other World Cup.
It could have been a different outcome.
“The US are one of only three teams to have reached the quarter-final stage of a World Cup, and they have only won one game so far.
The US have already lost to Colombia, Honduras and Jamaica in Group A.
The Fox Sports panel then tackles the most recent USMIDS result in a competitive match, when the U.S. lost 2-0 to Panama in a penalty shootout.
The match was the second-lowest scoring game in the league this year, with the US outscoring the Panamanian team 14-3.”
And we’re still going to be playing. “
But we’re going to keep playing.
And we’re still going to be playing.
We just have to get some wins out of it.”
The panel also reacts to the latest developments in the United StatesMID, including the arrival of US goalkeeper Luis Robles from Real Salt Lake, and previews the US Open Cup, which kicks off on Tuesday.