Wednesday, June 23, 2010

US Beats Algeria 1-0, Moves on to The Second Round of The World Cup

The game went scoreless all the way to stoppage time, and it appear that bad reffing was about to keep the US out of the second round. That is until Donovan scored moments into stoppage time giving the US the lead for the win.

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

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