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CAL SOUTH'S DONOVAN SCORES MIRACLE GOAL IN 91ST AGAINST ALGERIA TO SEND U.S. INTO FIFA WORLD CUP 2ND ROUND

June 23, 2010

Landon Donovan scored a dramatic goal in stoppage time to help the U.S. defeat Algeria 1-0 and win Group C.

As reported on USSoccer.com:

TSHWANE/PRETORIA, South Africa (June 23, 2010) - The U.S. Men's National Team won Group C and advanced on to the second round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a dramatic 1-0 win against Algeria. Despite numerous attacks, the U.S. was held scoreless until Landon Donovan scored in the first minute of stoppage time to put the U.S. on top.

The victory, combined with England's 1-0 win against Slovenia, gives the U.S. first place in their group for the first time in modern U.S. World Cup history. They'll play next on Saturday, June 26 against the runner-up from Group D. More to come…

U.S. Men's National Team Match Report


Match: United States vs. Algeria
Date: June 23, 2010
Competition: FIFA World Cup
Venue: Loftus Versfeld Stadium - Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa
Kickoff: 4 p.m. local time
Attendance: 35,827
Weather: 66 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
Algeria 0 0 0

USA - Landon Donovan 90+1 minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 15-Jay DeMerit, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 12- Jonathan Bornstein (7-DaMarcus Beasley, 80); 10-Landon Donovan, 4-Michael Bradley, 19-Maurice Edu (14-Edson Buddle, 64), 8-Clint Dempsey; 9-Herculez Gomez (22-Benny Feilhaber, 46), 17-Jozy Altidore
Subs not used: 2-Jonathan Spector, 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 11-Stuart Holden, 13 -Ricardo Clark, 16-José Torres, 18-Brad Guzan, 21-Clarence Goodson, 23-Marcus Hahnemann
Not Eligible: 20-Robbie Findley (suspension)
Head Coach: Bob Bradley

ALG: 23-Raïs M'Bohli; 2-Madjid Bougherra, 3-Nadir Belhadj, 4-Anthar Yahia (capt); 5-Rafik Halliche, 8-Mehdi Lacen, 13-Karim Matmour (10-Rafik Saifi, 85), 15-Karim Ziani (17-Adlane Guedioura, 69), 19-Hassan Yebda; 11-Rafik Djebbour (9-Abdelkader Ghezzal, 65), 21-Foued Kadir
Subs not used: 1-Lounes Gaouaoui, 16-Faouzi Chaouchi; 6-Yazid Mansouri, 7-Ryad Boudebouz, 12-Habib Bellaid, 14-Abdelkader Laifaoui, 18-Carl Medjani, 20-Djamel Mesbah, 22-Djamal Abdoun
Head Coach: Rabah Saadane

Stats Summary: USA / ALG
Shots: 22 / 19
Shots on Goal: 10 / 4
Saves: 4 / 9
Corner Kicks: 4 / 6
Fouls: 11 / 21
Offside: 1 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
ALG - Hassan Yebda (caution) 12th minute
USA - Jozy Altidore (caution) 62
ALG - Anthar Yahia (caution) 76
ALG - Mehdi Lacen (caution) 83
USA - DaMarcus Beasley (caution) 90
ALG - Anthar Yahia (caution) 90+3
ALG - Anthar Yahia (sent off) 90+3



Officials:
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Hermans (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Walter Vromans (BEL)
Fourth Official: Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (MAS)