That was as good as it gets. Despite showing off the USA’s lack of a final cutting edge in the box, it made for even better drama. A TRULY DESERVED VICTORY!!!
UNITED STATES 1 – ALGERIA 0
The US wins the group and now looks at a potential matchup with Serbia (maybe Ghana).
Enormous ups to Jonathan Bornstein: I don’t like him, you don’t like him, but he did his job well today. Maurice Edu played wonderfully off of Michael Bradley who just continues to shine. How much longer can people fail to accept how good he is? Dempsey ran himself ragged (as did Herculez Gomez), tracking back deep to help out and win plenty of ball. And Bocanegra was a mountain, just immense in his positional play and composure in the backline. Then there was Landon Donovan, working hard to stay in the play and finding the rebound that made it all worth it.
I’m opening up the floor to reactions. I’m sure more eloquently crafted pieces will follow this, but this one was just too good to be true. My buddy fell off his bar stool, almost getting trampled in the celebration and I have a suspicion that I was the one who pushed him.
Where were you when it happened? What’d you do when it all went down?