If you haven’t heard this question I’m sure you will. Does US Soccer agree with the decision in the us v italy game on the offsides decision? I say yes under the distracting clause b/c I believe the defender saw the attacker and would have played the ball differently had he not thought he was beat by the attacker.
USSF answer (June 23, 2009):
The operating rule for ARs in such cases is, “When in doubt, keep the flag down.” The decision was correct