U.S. ties Netherlands but deserved much more

August 10, 2008
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
TIANJIN, China -- Anyone needing an example of the term "sucker punch" needs to only look at the game tape from the Olympic men's soccer match between the United States and the Netherlands. As stoppage time beckoned, the U.S. led 2-1 and was within touching distance of a spot in the quarterfinals. That is until Gerald Sibon's equalizer in the third minute of added time condemned the U.S. to a 2-2 draw on a night when it deserved much more.

It was a performance that many prognosticators ...

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