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United States' Michael Bradley, left, argues with Mali's referee  Koman Coulibaly (AP  Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Fri Jun 18 12:36pm EDT

Landon Donovan fueled the U.S. comeback, first by blasting in a goal just after halftime from a seemingly impossible angle. As Slovenia tired and collected yellow cards like candy on Halloween, the Americans finally equalized thanks to the coach’s son, Michael Bradley, in the 82 minute and had momentum so firmly in their grasp that it seemed only a matter of time before they scored a winner. As full time drew near, that winner came off the toe of Maurice Edu after a free kick, but was astonishingly disallowed by Malian referee Koman Coulibaly. He appeared to call Michael Bradley (pictured above, about to eat the ref) offside even though Bradley was being bear-hugged from behind by a Slovenian defender. 

The baffling call sparked confused outrage from the U.S. team as they had no idea why the goal was disallowed — even in Bob Bradley’s first post-match interview, he said he still didn’t know what the call was and why the goal didn’t count. But even with a detailed explanation written in 500-point font on the largest billboard in Times Square accompanied by graphs and a 3-D re-enactment, I don’t think the U.S. team or its fans could accept that it was anything but a horrible call.

Thankfully, the U.S. still has a good chance at advancing out of the group after this confidence-pumping comeback if they can beat Algeria in their final group match. But until then, for U.S. fans the urge to break household items will probably remain impossibly strong.

from:  http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/blog/dirty-tackle/post/Referee-costs-U-S-win-can-t-stifle-massive-com?urn=sow,249575

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Koman Coulibaly was born on July 4th, 1970 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koman_Coulibaly

July 4th, 1970

7 + 4 +1+9+7+0 = 28 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = impossibly strong

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July 4th

7 + 4 +2+0+0+9 = 22 = his personal year (from July 4th, 2009 to July 3rd, 2010) = Nonsense.  Foolishness.  Ridiculous.  Absurd. 

22 year + 6 (June) = 28 = his personal month (from June 4th, 2010 to July 3rd, 2010) = impossibly strong

When his number (28 (7 + 4 +1+9+7+0 = 28)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this is HIS month!!!

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Friday, 06.18.10

Michael Bradley’s goal eight minutes from time allowed the United States to rally from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Slovenia at Ellis Park Stadium on Friday in Group C play at the FIFA World Cup.

First-half goals from Valter Birsa and Zlatan Ljubijankic had Slovenia in front, 2-0, at the break. But Landon Donovan pulled a goal back in the 48th minute before Bradley smashed a shot past goalkeeper Samir Handanovic after Jozy Altidore nodded down a long ball.

The Americans thought that they had taken the lead three minutes later when Donovan’s free kick was finished off in front of the goal by Maurice Edu, but he was controversially disallowed.

The result leaves Slovenia on top of the group with four points, while the United States has two points from its first two games. England will face Algeria later Friday in the other match in Group C.

Much like it did against England in the opener, the United States got off to a poor start, going down a goal inside of 13 minutes.

Aleksandar Radosavljevic played a ball to Birsa in midfield, and he turned with it in space and fired a shot inside the right post from 25 yards, leaving goalkeeper Tim Howard with no chance.

A pair of good chances for the Americans followed, with Jose Torres forcing a good save from Handanovic from a free kick before a last-ditch challenge from Miso Brecko denied Donovan a simple tap in.

But Slovenia hit back on the counter attack one minute later as Milivoje Novakovic played a nice through ball to Ljubijankic, who slipped his shot underneath Howard.

A response from the U.S. came three minutes after the break when a long ball from Steve Cherundolo found Donovan on the right wing. He burst into the box and hammered a shot into the roof of the net from a tight angle, cutting the lead in half.

Altidore had a chance 20 minutes from time as he got plenty of pace on a shot from inside the area, but the ball was hit straight at the goalie.

However, the Americans kept pressing forward and they got their equalizer as Altidore nodded a long ball down into the path of Bradley, whose half-volley was smashed past the goalie from near the penalty spot.

The winner almost came three minutes later when Donovan’s free kick was knocked home from close range by Edu, but it was mysteriously ruled out.
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/18/1687969/recap-usa-vs-slovenia.html#ixzz0rE0TTYsS

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Michael Bradley was born on July 31st, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bradley_(soccer)
July 31st, 1987 
31 +1+9+8+7 = 56 = his secret number = Tie.  Stalemate.  A draw.
 
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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Michael Bradley

4                    7

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire = MY = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

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