Sports: 'When Americans are Jilted, Americans Get Mad'

Monday, June 21, 2010

U.S. defenders fight for the ball with Slovenia striker Milivoje Novakovic at the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg. The U.S. tied with Slovenia 2-2 on June 18. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Takeaway sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin tells us why a bad call during the U.S.-Slovenia World Cup game is good for American soccer. He also looks at Italy's World Cup game against New Zealand. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, but it was a very emotional victory for New Zealand. "Italy is an old team," says Ibrahim, "they're playing uninspired soccer."

It was a winning weekend for Europe at the U.S. Open, where Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell became the first European in forty years to win the tournament. He shot 3-over-par 74 on Pebble Beach's treacherous course.


Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

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