This is just how football writes these crazy, emotional stories, and youre in the middle of it, because we all felt all of a sudden when Graham scored that header that it was all quiet, silence, and you feel for them, Klinsmann said. Maybe its a little bit in my culture, in the German culture you never stop before the referee blows the whistle, because I have won many, many games in the last minute. And hopefully, we keep on winning more. But it was a very sad moment for all here in Panama. We understand that. It was a similar finish to four years ago, when Jonathan Bornsteins goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., gave the U.S. a 2-2 tie against Costa Rica, clinching a World Cup berth to Honduras and knocking out the Costa Ricans. The U.S. (7-2-1) and Costa Rica (5-2-3) already had clinched berths last month, and Honduras (4-3-3) earned the regions final automatic spot with a 2-2 tie at last-place Jamaica (0-5-5). Mexico (2-3-5) finished fourth with 11 points, three ahead of Panama (1-4-5). Before allowing the stoppage-time goals, Panama was even with El Tri on points and goal difference and would have reached the playoff based on a 10-7 advantage in goals scored. CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS RELATED: BRADLEY’S WORLD CUP DREAM WITH EGYPT IN TATTERS Having earned its seventh straight World Cup berth last month, the U.S. was without many of its regulars because of either injuries or decisions to allow them to return to their clubs. Among the missing were Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Tim Howard, Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler.
Egypt: Relations with United States in ‘turmoil’
The entire concept is a deplorable one, both logically and morally. It has long been the fallback excuse for continuing to increase spending, rather than cutting much of anything. In the agreement expressed Wednesday, Reid and McConnell introduced a plan to keep the government open through January of next year, at the same time lifting the debt ceiling until Feb. 7. A budget committee consisting of members from both chambers would be expected to put together a conference report by Dec. 13. In addition, furloughed federal employees would receive backpay, just as happened with the previous shutdown in 1995. The government, in other words, is eventually going to pay for every single thing that it told us it couldnt. But, to be fair, the government honestly cant afford these things because it will have to rely on borrowing to do so. This is the very nature of a debt allowance increase. Despite the administrations assurances that debt ceiling increases dont raise debt directly, they certainly helpdebt to have some room to grow. Theres not a single instance in history, of course, where that very thing hasnt happened. When President Obama said in his most recent weekly address that it wouldnt be wise to just kick the debt-ceiling can down the road for a couple months, his sage advice can only be called irresponsible. If we want to be consistent, the president was offering an example to any average American who cant pay monthly bills even with existing credit cards that it wouldnt be wise for them to delay on getting that new credit card.
United States rallies to beat Panama, saves Mexico’s World Cups hopes
View gallery FILE – This undated file photo provided by the General Dynamics Land System shows the production of an Abrams tank in Lima, Ohio. The U.S. decision to suspend delivery of tanks, helicopters and fighter jets to Egypt is more of a symbolic slap than a punishing wound to the military-backed government for its slow slog toward a return to democratic rule. (AP Photo/General Dynamics Land System, File) CAIRO (AP) Egypt’s foreign minister said Wednesday that relations between his country and the United States are in “turmoil” following Washington’s decision to suspend delivery of tanks, helicopters and fighter jets to Egypt. The suspension, announced last week, came in response to the unrest in the wake of the July 3 military coup that ousted Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, and that led to the deaths of hundreds in police crackdowns. In an interview with state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said that there is “unrest in relations” between the two countries, warning that the strain could affect the whole Middle East region. The interview was published Wednesday. However, Fahmy said he was “not worried about this turmoil in relations,” because it’s also a chance for the two to “better evaluate their relationship in the future.” The Obama administration’s decision to cut off military aid was meant as a warning that it no longer can be “business as usual” with Cairo, as President Barack Obama put it last week. In announcing the decision, the State Department did not say how much of the $1.5 billion in annual military and economic aid to Egypt was affected. It held up the delivery of Apache helicopters, F-16 fighter jets, M1A1 Abrams tank kits, which are put together in Egyptian factories, and Harpoon anti-ship missiles. But the U.S. decision is more of a symbolic slap than a punishing wound to Egypt’s new military-backed government for its slog toward a return to democratic rule. The military-backed government enjoys the support of wealthy Gulf Arab states such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.