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Andy Roddick fires volley over disallowed US goal

June 19, 2010 11h50AM

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Andy Roddick expressed his chagrin over the now infamous disallowed US goal.. Photo: Getty Images

Andy Roddick expressed his chagrin over the now infamous disallowed US goal.
Photo: Getty Images

US men''s tennis number one Andy Roddick said Saturday he was seething about a disallowed winner in the United States'' World Cup football match with Slovenia.

Roddick was fuming about Maurice Edu''s disallowed headed goal in the dying seconds that would have won it for the United States in their 2-2 draw with Slovenia on Friday.

"I understand the rules of football so well that apparently when two Slovenian guys mug an American guy the American guy gets called for a foul. That''s how well I understand the rules," Roddick said.

Wisely, Roddick avoided watching England''s dismal goalless draw with Algeria, the other game in the United States'' group.

"I did not watch the England game. I decided to take advantage of no traffic and go into the city and have some dinner. You''d be amazed how quickly you can get down there when an England game is on."

Meanwhile Venus Williams said she was forced into watching the United States match by her sister Serena.

"I actually enjoyed the American game," she said.

"I was excited. We almost got three. But I''m not sure what happened.

"I don''t understand any of the rules in soccer. So when something happens, I''m confused. I don''t know. I''m learning slowly.

"Hopefully there will be more soccer on in the US so that way people like me can get a little more hip."

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Slovenia, USA draw 2-2

  1. Miso Brecko fights for the ball with Landon Donovan.  Foto: Getty Images

    Miso Brecko fights for the ball with Landon Donovan.

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    Foto: Getty Images

  2. Slovenian goalkeeper Samir Handanovic tries to deflect the ball as Carlos Bocanegra and Clint Dempsey try for a chance on goal.  Foto: Getty Images

    Slovenian goalkeeper Samir Handanovic tries to deflect the ball as Carlos Bocanegra and Clint Dempsey try for a chance on goal.

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    Foto: Getty Images

  3. Marko Suler fights for the ball with US striker Robbie Findley.  Foto: Getty Images

    Marko Suler fights for the ball with US striker Robbie Findley.

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    Foto: Getty Images

  4. Zlatan Ljubijankic scores past Tim Howard; it is the second goal for Slovenia.  Foto: Getty Images

    Zlatan Ljubijankic scores past Tim Howard; it is the second goal for Slovenia.

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    Foto: Getty Images

  5. The second goal for Slovenia, from behind the net.  Foto: Getty Images

    The second goal for Slovenia, from behind the net.

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    Foto: Getty Images

  6. Clint Dempsey is stunned as Slovenia goes up to 2-0. The US would tie it in the second half.  Foto: Getty Images

    Clint Dempsey is stunned as Slovenia goes up to 2-0. The US would tie it in the second half.

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    Foto: Getty Images

  7. Landon Donovan shoots and scores for the US in the second half, 2-1.  Foto: Getty Images

    Landon Donovan shoots and scores for the US in the second half, 2-1.

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    Foto: Getty Images

  8. Donovan approached the goal and looked as if he was going to go for a cross. Then he fired straight at goal.  Foto: Getty Images

    Donovan approached the goal and looked as if he was going to go for a cross. Then he fired straight at goal.

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    Foto: Getty Images

  9. Milivoje Novakovic fights for the ball with US defender Steve Cherundolo.  Foto: Getty Images

    Milivoje Novakovic fights for the ball with US defender Steve Cherundolo.

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    Foto: Getty Images

  10. Maurice Edu, not offside, rushes in and sends the ball to the back of the net. Dempsey is grabbed by a Slovenian player. Bocanegra falls. DeMerit and Dempsey look on. The goal was disallowed.  Foto: Getty Images

    Maurice Edu, not offside, rushes in and sends the ball to the back of the net. Dempsey is grabbed by a Slovenian player. Bocanegra falls. DeMerit and Dempsey look on. The goal was disallowed.

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    Foto: Getty Images

  11. The goal by Edu, seen from the behind the net. In disallowing it, the referee appeared to call a foul against Slovenia. Bradley was clearly being fouled in the box.  Foto: Getty Images

    The goal by Edu, seen from the behind the net. In disallowing it, the referee appeared to call a foul against Slovenia. Bradley was clearly being fouled in the box.

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    Foto: Getty Images

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