By Wyatt Earp | June 26, 2010
Try to watch this video .
College student Robby Donoho watched Landon Donovan’s golden goal on Wednesday and decided it merited an instant tribute. Little did he know, within hours it would wind up bringing the United States soccer hero, flicking through the Internet half a world away, to tears.
It didn’t take long for the [Donoho's YouTube video] to be passed through to the USA’s training camp near Pretoria and onto the laptop of Donovan himself. For all of the praise and plaudits the goal-scoring star received after his moment of glory, it was seeing the reaction sparked by his calm strike into the bottom corner of the Algerian net that touched him the most.
“Not sure if you guys saw this but it brings tears to my eyes every time,” Donovan wrote on his Facebook account, while linking to Donoho’s video. “Thank you all so much … we can do it.”
Hopefully, we’ll be able to celebrate again today when the U.S. plays Ghana (2:30pm EDT on ABC).
UPDATE: Ghana 2, USA 1, Final (Extra Time) Dammit.