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Canada: US soccer women use 'illegal' tactics

Updated: August 5, 2012, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Call it a legitimate complaint. Or call it a big underdog trying to gain some sort of mental edge on the eve of a big game at the Olympics.

Either way, the coach of the Canadian women's soccer team took a swipe at the Americans on Sunday, accusing the U.S. team of "highly illegal" tactics.

John Herdman said the Americans go beyond the rules with their physical play on set pieces.

"One of the big threats we've got to take care of, and what we've paid attention ...

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