22nd minute, Italy 1, US 0 -- Italy scores on a free kick header that was not defended by the US. Neither team looks sharp, but US is more aggressive than in first game.
26th minute, Italian own goal on US free kick: US 1, Italy 1.
27th minute: DeRossi red carded for foul (blatant elbow to the face) on Brian McBride. Italy will play a man down for the rest of the match.
44th minute: Pablo Mastroeni of the US red carded for a late tackle. Bad call. Both teams at ten men now.
Half time: all even at one goal each, both teams down a man.
Eddie Pope of the US ejected with second yellow card in the 46th minute. Another bad call.
US 1, Italy 1
US played well with only nine men for the whole second half. Beasley needs to sit for the rest of the game. He showed no initiative when we was the freshest man on the field.
The referee should also sit for the remainder of the tournament. He was awful -- in both directions.
The US is still alive. They need to beat a good Ghana team and hope that Italy beats the Czech Republic. Any other result and the US goes home in disgrace.
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