4 USA comeback versus Slovenia (and that disallowed goal)
Finding themselves 2-0 down at half-time to Slovenia in a first round matchup, the U.S. rallied in the second 45 minutes to tie the game 2-2 thanks to efforts from Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley. However, the matchup will be most remembered for the goal that wasn’t given, when Malian referee Koman Coulibay chalked off Maurice Edu’s volley into the net from a free kick. The official FIFA play-by-play gave the foul to Edu. Unfortunately, no moves — other than talk about extra assistants behind each goal line — seem to be afoot to help right such wrong decisions.

Hey Landon, you took your time!

5 Landon Donovan’s last-gasp winner
Landon Donovan justified his “greatest American player of all time” tag by slotting home the last-gasp winner against Algeria. The goal not only ensured that the U.S. progressed from Group C, but topped it too. For the sake of a nation’s health (well, the ones that watch soccer), please don’t leave it that late again!


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