Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Crucial Landon Donovan goal into stoppage time make him a American hero : USA 1-0 Algeria

Landon Donovan scored a goal seconds into stoppage time on Wednesday to give the United States a dramatic 1-0 victory over Algeria, and hand the Americans a place in the last 16 of the World Cup.

"I've been on a long journey these last four years and today I am so stoked and proud," said Donovan.

"Algeria were pushing and we had to take the fight to them. Time felt like it stopped when I scored but I just couldn't miss it from there.

"We aren't done yet. We had a bad decision against Slovenia (when a late goal was ruled out), but we are Americans. We get on with it, we don't complain."

Source : deccanchronicle

Team Line-Ups:

United States: Tim Howard, Steve Cherundolo, Jay DeMerit, Jonathan Bornstein (DaMarcus Beasley 80), Carlos Bocanegra, Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu (Edson Buddle 64), Clint Dempsey; Jozy Altidore, Hercules Gomez (Benny Feilhaber 46).

Algeria: Rais Ouheb Mbouli, Majid Bougherra, Rafik Halliche, Inter-Yahia, Nader Belhadj, Fouad Kadir, Hassan Yebda, Medhi Lacen, Karim Ziani (Adlane Guedioura 69), Rafik Djebbour (Abdelkader Ghezzal 65), Karim Matmour (Rafik Saifi 85).


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