In Friday’s soccer news, the aftermath of the Gold Cup semifinals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta has one team advocating for changes. Panama isn’t happy with the officiating after a late penalty pushed them into extra time with Mexico. Oddly enough, Mexico agrees with them.
Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera: First penalty called was not a penalty. #MEXvPAN
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) July 23, 2015
ESPN FC’s Tom Marshall has Panama coach Hernan Gomez’s response to last night’s game. In the aftermath of the Gold Cup loss to Mexico, Panama’s Federation is asking CONCACAF to disband its referee commission and start over.
— Futbología (@futbologia) July 23, 2015
SI.com’s Grant Wahl has his follow-up to the USMNT loss to Jamaica that sets up a Jamaica vs Mexico Gold Cup final. Goal.com’s Ives Galarcep looks at the coaching. Soccer America’s Paul Kennedy calls the result “no surprise”.
In The Players’ Tribune, Stuart Holden writes about rehabbing his injury. David Beckham’s MLS expansion bid proposes a soccer stadium next to the city’s baseball stadium with the Miami Herald’s Douglas Hanks and David Smiley reporting.
Sport 360’s Andy Lewis profiles City Football Group’s Brian Marwood. AP’s Rob Harris has FIFA asking serious questions about the Russia Football Union’s response to a racist incident in the Russian Premier League.
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