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Funny how the ESPN announcers were applauding Costa Rica for continuing to play. They were talking like Costa Rica was on board with playing and thought that was so sporting of them. Truth is, they were begging for the game to be suspended since 10 minutes in. Now they are protesting the result. Good ol' home cookin'!

Eh, I saw the same thing Twellman did. It looked like the Costa Rican players were angry when the match official called it and were trying to get the ref to keep playing. It did look like they were gaining momentum and they probably thought they had a goal in them. Of course they're going to protest after the fact that they lost.

At the time when they stopped the match, Costa Rica was dominating the run of play (which is quite sad considering that this is a team that plays on a carribbean island and THEY were the ones dictating the play in a freaking blizzard) & it sure looked like they wanted to keep on going. They did and proceeded to still knock on the door without scoring. This is just sour grapes on their part.

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They did mention that a number of them play their club ball in Scandinavia. Then there are a decent amount that play in MLS so it's certainly possible they've played in snow. I wondered too if there were some guys on that team that had never actually seen snow before.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/23/us-soccer-world-us-protest-idUSBRE92M01L20130323

And Costa Rica is protesting. Yet Mexico played Honduras in 105 degree heat and didn't say boo.

Yes, because there's always a conspiracy against non-U.S. CONCACAF teams, that the weather was rigged for American's liking in Colorado.*

*sarcasm intended

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Funny how the ESPN announcers were applauding Costa Rica for continuing to play. They were talking like Costa Rica was on board with playing and thought that was so sporting of them. Truth is, they were begging for the game to be suspended since 10 minutes in. Now they are protesting the result. Good ol' home cookin'!

Eh, I saw the same thing Twellman did. It looked like the Costa Rican players were angry when the match official called it and were trying to get the ref to keep playing. It did look like they were gaining momentum and they probably thought they had a goal in them. Of course they're going to protest after the fact that they lost.

At the time when they stopped the match, Costa Rica was dominating the run of play (which is quite sad considering that this is a team that plays on a carribbean island and THEY were the ones dictating the play in a freaking blizzard) & it sure looked like they wanted to keep on going. They did and proceeded to still knock on the door without scoring. This is just sour grapes on their part.

Minor point-Costa Rica is on the North American mainland to the west of Panama. ^_^

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Funny how the ESPN announcers were applauding Costa Rica for continuing to play. They were talking like Costa Rica was on board with playing and thought that was so sporting of them. Truth is, they were begging for the game to be suspended since 10 minutes in. Now they are protesting the result. Good ol' home cookin'!

Eh, I saw the same thing Twellman did. It looked like the Costa Rican players were angry when the match official called it and were trying to get the ref to keep playing. It did look like they were gaining momentum and they probably thought they had a goal in them. Of course they're going to protest after the fact that they lost.

At the time when they stopped the match, Costa Rica was dominating the run of play (which is quite sad considering that this is a team that plays on a carribbean island and THEY were the ones dictating the play in a freaking blizzard) & it sure looked like they wanted to keep on going. They did and proceeded to still knock on the door without scoring. This is just sour grapes on their part.

Minor point-Costa Rica is on the North American mainland to the west of Panama. ^_^

Which would not make them an island. Guess you learn something new every day. Thanks!

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The Impact have opened the 2013 campaign with four straight wins.

If they keep going at this rate they could be the first Canadian MLS Champs.

Also I hope CR doesn't get their way with the protest.

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Any successful protest requires the team's captain to register a protest with the officials immediately after the match in the presence of the opposing team's captain.

Dempsey says no such action occurred. End of story.

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4. Protests regarding the state of the pitch, its surroundings, markings or accessory items (e.g. goals, flagposts or footballs) shall be made in writing to the referee before the start of the match by the head of delegation of the team lodging the protest. If the pitch's playing surface becomes unplayable during a match, the captain of the protesting team shall immediately lodge a protest with the referee in the presence of the captain of the opposing team. The protests shall be confirmed in writing to the FIFA general secretariat during the preliminary competition and during the final competition by the head of the team delegation no later than two hours after the match.

Yep, their protest was dead in the water before it even started.

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Now that Costa Rica's attempt to whine their way out of a loss has failed, the Americans now get an even greater challenge: Winning at the psychotic hellhole that is Estadio Azteca. Good luck guys... you'll need it. :flagusa:

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Now that Costa Rica's attempt to whine their way out of a loss has failed, the Americans now get an even greater challenge: Winning at the psychotic hellhole that is Estadio Azteca. Good luck guys... you'll need it. :flagusa:

What are the Vegas odds that a fan-made bottle, or a flare, or a molotov cocktail, is launched onto a U.S. corner kick?

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