For a brief, illuminating moment put aside your stubborn bullheaddedness and think about what I commented on.
As for the universal outrage, you're sounding downright Republican on this one. Here's a subtle hint: the U.S. isn't the center of the universe. So no, I'm not ignoring the outrage but neither is it universal.
The outrage I would think is justified; it's a dubious call. I would suggest your bias is readily apparent in saying that "most of the American players in the box were being held". Yes, certainly some of them were but if you bother to look objectively, you'll see some American fouls going on as well. As many? Probably not, but hardly entirely one sided.
All that said you continue to miss my point: every ref has a first game at every single level. Refs miss calls. Your reaction and comment on it being his first game is what I went after. He's human and indeed may have blown it. Wah. You're being an ass about it being his first game. We had a parent thrown out of a 10 year old girls game today for berating the ref from the sideline. He immediately made me think of your comment. Ref's miss. Deal with it.