USMNT World Cup Appeal Talk Surfaces After 'Phantom Panama Goal'

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Bleacher Report—The United States men's national team could launch an appeal against a "phantom goal" Panama scored to help them beat Costa Rica while their own defeat to Trinidad and Tobago saw them miss out on 2018 World Cup qualification.  Roger Gonzalez of CBS Sports reported the U.S. may have the slightest glimmer of hope appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which states the body "shall be entitled to hear appeals against final decisions passed by CONCACAF." Gonzalez also dimmed the hopes...

Bizarre phantom goal call keeps USMNT out of World Cup, puts Panama in. VAR? Goal-line technology? Anyone? Let’s get one thing straight: The United States does not deserve to make the World Cup after an awful performance against Trinidad and Tobago. But there’s no denying that Panama’s win over Costa Rica that helped them past the USMNT and into the tournament was aided by a phantom goal that shouldn’t have been allowed. In the 53rd minute, Blas Perez scored an equalizer against Los Ticos. Except there’s one big problem — the ball never crossed the line. Full look...