June 23, 2010

The USA gets a stunning goal by Landon Donovan to defeat Algeria in extended play and the USA wins their group for the first time since 1930. They get to move on to the knock out stage and play the home town favorite, Ghana. They were a minute away from packing their bags and going home. Talk about ups and downs. The USA dominated on their chances, but kept falling short and I thought they were done. And then suddenly goalie Tim Howard looks like Drew Brees and hits Donovan on a long pass. LD makes a mad dash, passes to Jozy Altidore, who spots Dempsey down the middle, the goalie makes the save and Landon cleaned up the rebound beautifully. The refs almost destroyed our chances of moving on by disallowing another goal that should have counted early on in the game, but the USA came away with a goal in the 91st minute mark to go undefeated in their group.

Sean Pendergast has a good piece up about the game and American soccer in general.
Bill Clinton was at the game cheering on the Yanks too...That's all for now. Carry on and chat away on any topic you like...

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