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Chris Wondolowski apologizes for missed goal

No individual player feels worse than Chris Wondolowski in the wake of Team USA’s heartbreaking loss to Belgium on Tuesday. Wondo had a golden opportunity to score what would have been a game-winning goal in the 92nd minute, but the ball went off the side of his foot.

After the game, Wondolowski apologized on Twitter.

As with any team sport, the loss does not fall on one individual player. Should Wondo have put that ball in? Sure, but the US was also dominated throughout the entire game and could have lost 5-0 if not for Tim Howard’s incredible performance in net. Wondo’s miscue was hardly all that went wrong for the US.

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Wondo misses potential game-winning goal against Belgium (Video)

Chris Wondolowski missed a potential game-winning goal on what many felt was a gimme in the 92nd minute of the US’ World Cup match with Belgium on Tuesday.

The match was scoreless until extra time, and that was the US’s best chance to win. Had Wondo been able to net that goal, the US would have gone up 1-0 and time would have been called shortly thereafter.

This was the look on coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s face afterwards:

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There were questions about whether or not Wondo was offsides. He wasn’t:

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