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Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

It was a horrifying moment in the second half of today's women's soccer match between the U.S. and New Zealand, as American star Alex Morgan drove a knee directly into New Zealand keeper Jenny Bindon's face. It was the second blow to the head for Bindon in the match, and yet she somehow managed to stay in the match; it also could have been (and should have been) awarded a penalty, one an underperforming U.S. side really could have used to extend the 1-0 lead (which, late in the match, they did manage to do). [NBCSN]


Update (11:39 a.m.): As some posts below note, the foul came outside the penalty area & thus couldn't have been a penalty. It could, however, have been booked for fouling on an open path to the goal.

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