Feldman: U.S. 'didn't deal' with added stoppage time

Feldman: U.S. 'didn't deal' with added stoppage time
June 23, 2014, 7:30 am
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On Sunday, the United States gave up a late goal and had to settle for a tie against Portugal.

One factor in the loss was the amount of stoppage time given to the referees.

According to former Revs forward Taylor Twellman, the referees added an extra minute of time due to a slow substitution by the United States.

Brad Feldman joined Sports Sunday to discuss the impact the added time had on the team.

"He was probably warned, 'hurry up, get off the field,'" said Feldman. "In those instances, the referee has the discretion to add an extra minute of stoppage time, and the U.S. didn't deal with it, end of story."

"It was a gut punch for sure. It was a draw that, at the time, felt like a loss. Let's remember, they were down by a goal at halftime, they played really well."