Jermaine Jones Gets Blown Up By Referee During USA vs. Germany Match at World Cup (Video)

Jermaine Jones hit by referee

The USMNT are moving onto the knockout stage at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but it wasn’t easy.

After winning their tournament opener against Ghana, the USA tied Portugal and lost by a score of 1-0 during today’s match against Germany. But four points and a goal differential of 0 was enough to put them ahead of Portugal (4 points, goal differential of -3) and take them through to the round of 16.

They’ve had to get through a lot to make it to this point, taking on three of the tournament’s best teams in one of the most competitive groups at this year’s World Cup.  And when it wasn’t a Ghanaian, Portuguese, or German player getting in their way, it was a referee—specifically, referee Ravshan Irmatov getting in Jermaine Jones‘ way during today’s match.

Check it out:

Nothing can stop the USMNT now!  Not even the refs!  U-S-A!  U-S-A!


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