Throwback Thursday: The Greatest Moment in U.S. Soccer History
If you haven’t been keeping up with U.S. Soccer, the men’s team defeated Honduras 3-1 last night to reach their third straight Gold Cup final. Landon Donovan, who finished with two goals and one assist, has been back in top notch form after a sabbatical with the USMNT.
But in spirit of the win, we rewind just three years ago to their legendary win in the 2010 South Africa World Cup against Algeria to reach the knockout stages. In a nail biter that went down to the 91st minute, goalkeeper, Tim Howard chucked the ball forward to Landon Donovan screeching up the field, passed to Jozy Altidore on the right wing of the 18-yard box, then crossed to Clint Dempsey for a shot on net. Dempsey’s shot was deflected by Algeria’s keeper, which was then rebounded in for a goal by Donovan. It was noted as the greatest moment in U.S. Soccer history as they reached the knockout stages for the first time in many years.