US moves on to the knockout round with a win over Algeria

Posted by Andy Durham on June 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm under Amateur, Professional | 2 Comments to Read

Where is former Greensboro resident Eddie Mitchell or Eddie Radwanski when you need them to analyze the Cup….If either Eddie is still with us, come on down and break this down, as the US reluctantly moves on the next round of World Cup Soccer action in South Africa…….The US SCORES, in extra/stoppage time, as Landon Donovan has done it again for the Americans……

from www.espn.com:

PRETORIA, South Africa — 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.

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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. Donovan was in tears when the game ended and the United States had moved into the second round.


  • Pele Maravich said,

    The soccer gods shined on the USA.

    The Americans had a goal and win taken against Slovenia. Also a close and unlucky offisdes today vs. the Desert Foxes.

    However, the better team prevailed and advanced.

    Here’s what Landon Donovan said.

    “When there’s adversity you moan about or you can move forward.”

    They did!

    BTW, GSO’s John Isner tied 50-50 in the fifth set with Mahut!

  • Tony Meola said,

    I keep telling the boys YOU CAN DO IT.