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U.S. Wins Nail Biter: Moves On

By Wyatt Earp | June 23, 2010

What an incredible game!

Landon Donovan scored in the first minute of stoppage time off a rebound, advancing the United States to the second round at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Algeria. With the U.S. perhaps three minutes from elimination, Jozy Altidore was stopped on a breakaway by goalkeeper Rais Bolihi. Donovan hustled in and kicked in the rebound to win Group C Wednesday.

After his U.S. record 44th international goal, Donovan joyously ran to the corner flag and his teammates ran down the touchline to mob him.

The U.S. will have to wait to learn their opponent in the next round. Until then, it’s party time!

Topics: Coolness!, Soccer | 14 Comments »

14 Responses to “U.S. Wins Nail Biter: Moves On”

  1. CaptainAmerica Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    The USA was robbed AGAIN by an incompetent official who saw something that clearly wasn’t there. Luckily they pulled it off. Best game so far.

  2. CaptainAmerica Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Germany 2PM!

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Captain – Disallowed another goal. Saw that. It was definitely good. Oh well . . . I’ll be watching the Germany game when I get home.

  4. RT Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Those horns made me want to hurt someone.

  5. Randal Graves Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    They should have won 3-0 or 4-0 if they hadn’t missed so many open/makeable shots.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    RT – I prefer singing, like the British fans do.

    Randal – How many posts were they going to hit in one sitting?

  7. CaptainAmerica Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Germany squeeks by!

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Captain – Good game with lots of defense. They’re in, too. Now, if Slovakia can win tomorrow and have a bunch of things happen . . .

  9. bob (either orr) Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Pity the Limeys got through, but at least the Frogs went home in disgrace — in coach, even, not first class!

  10. Dannytheman Says:
    June 24th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Ugh.. Soccer fans… Nice that the 6 of you can get together!

    93 minutes, 1 goal. B O R I N G!!

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 24th, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Bob – England is full of great players, but as a team, they stink. We’ll see how far they go in the elimination round.

    Danny – 6 of us, and a billion other people on the planet. Then there’s baseball, . I’ll take soccer, thanks.

  12. Crazy Politico Says:
    June 24th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    In 45 days 99% of us still won’t care about the World Cup.

    Why? Because NFL Training camps and the preseason will be in full swing. Baseball will be in the stretch run after the trade deadline, and soccer will still be a niche sport that gets 30seconds on the evening news IF there was something exciting during the game.

    Only cricket is more boring.

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 25th, 2010 at 8:59 am

    CP – Please stop with the baseball. That is definitely more boring.

  14. Crazy Politico Says:
    June 25th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Baseball is less boring if only because they play until there is a winner.. well other than that one All Star Game. Plus less “flopping” to pretend you are hurt.