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Team USA Advances!

June 23, 2010

The United States scored 9 goals in World Cup qualifying… All 9 came in the 86th  minute or later in the game.  So, it should be no surprise that the boys made us hold on until EXTRA time before they pulled out a win vs Algeria.  Of course, there was the goal in the first half that was stolen from us, again.  But, for those of us who actually care about soccer sat there for the 90 minutes biting our nails the whole time after the U.S. had chance, after chance, after chance and nothing would go in.  Then, finally off a toss from keeper Tim Howard Donovan played the ball out wide, the ball gets crossed Dempsey’s shot bounces off the keeper and then Landon Donovan pounds it home to send the United States into the second stage of the World Cup!!!!!!

As soon as the ball went into the back of the net I sprang right off my couch and ran around screaming.  My throat is still in pain.  That was the most exciting/dramatic soccer moment I have ever witnessed.

And here is the man of the match after he scored his goal:

Could this be the year the US wins it all?  The dream is still alive!

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