Wednesday, June 23, 2010
USA! USA! USA!
IN THE 91ST MINUTE OF THE MATCH, JOZY ALTIDORE CROSSES A BALL IN FROM THE RIGHT SIDE, CLINT DEMPSEY'S SHOT IS DENIED, REBOUNDED BEAUTIFULLY BY LANDON DONOVAN WHO NETS THE GAME'S ONLY GOAL TO THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER PUTTING THE STARS AND STRIPES ON TOP OF POOL C!!!
Honestly, that was the most painful match to watch for the full 90 minutes. Time and time again, corners and free kicks were wasted. Headers flew yards over the net, rebounds were spoiled wide, Dempsey was wrongly called offsides then denied himself of another 2 goals. Just agonizing to watch. It looked like the referees were going to take the top of Pool C. The US team just outplayed and out-hustled Algeria in every fashion.
Decent shots were put on goal for the Desert Foxes, but easily handled by keeper Tim Howard. The US had 20 shots, 8 on goal, but seemed like they were attacking every other minute, holding the ball 54% of the match. Personally, I gave up on the US in about the 87th minute, but once I saw the extra four minutes, I knew they still had a spark. Hell of a game, hell of a finish.
The Yanks will wait to see who their opponents from Pool D will be later this afternoon.