USA 1 Algeria 0 [6/24 Link Update]

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10 Responses to USA 1 Algeria 0 [6/24 Link Update]

  1. haze 06/23/2010 at 5:06 PM #

    While I appreciate the breadth of coverage & discussion from StateFans, showing the score/result of the US-Algeria game on the front page of the site is a little clueless.

    Serious sports fans should be sophisticated enough to understand the concept of a “spoiler alert” in the age of the DVR (especially for a major sporting event, w/o NC State content, taking place during working hours).

  2. tractor57 06/23/2010 at 5:49 PM #

    I watched the last 20 or so minutes of the game and even though the scoring was low it was exciting. Can’t say much good for the officials however.

    That win moved the team from “go home” to the leader in that group.

    Very nice!

  3. Wulfpack 06/23/2010 at 5:55 PM #

    Huge win for the US. Now we’ve got a chance!

  4. imawolf 06/23/2010 at 6:46 PM #

    Everytime I watch this, the hair stands on the back of my neck……..truly Wolf-like. FANTASTIC WIN………. I used to play soccer in the the Marine Corps (1978) when I was stationed at MCAS Cherry Point. I had to fight to to get soccer goals installed…… We have come a very long way.

  5. Thinkpack17 06/23/2010 at 7:11 PM #

    Sorry Haze,

    But you would quite literally have to not get on the internet and cut off all access with the outside world not to know the States advanced. There was an alert on for God sakes. Even the most casual fans are going crazy about this. A guy at the gas station was on the phone talking about how Larry Donovan put in the game winner. You’d never make it home in time my friend.

    This makes me feel a bit sorry for Charlie Davies. Wish he could have been along for the trip.

  6. MrPlywood 06/23/2010 at 7:37 PM #

    What a great goal. My video feed crapped out and I went back to listening to a radio stream (which was hard enough to find, oddly) while I was watching the England/Slovenia match. The commentators continued to be upbeat, and evidently so did the team. I heard the goal then ran back to the computer just in time to see all the replays on the rejuvenated video feed. Very sweet indeed.

    Regardless of what happens in the rest of the tourney, the US has four years of looking ahead instead of wondering what if – again.

    re: spoiler alert – please. Really?

  7. ruffles31 06/23/2010 at 10:33 PM #

    This was a fantastic game. I was at the gym watching the second half (not a bad way to work out some stress watching soccer) and it was electric when Donovan scored.

    You also know that ABC/ESPN/USA Soccer love the fact that the next match against Ghana is on at the prime time this weekend. Saturday at 2:30. They could not script this any better.

    For the US to start becoming a semi-serious soccer nation, they HAD to advance by winning this game. Otherwise, it would have been rough for soccer to advance in public perception. We can’t beat Algeria and you want us to take soccer seriously? No way. So, I am glad they won today.

    I am not a big soccer fan. Even though I played soccer growing up, I don’t care about professional soccer. However, I really enjoy international soccer. I like watching the fans from other countries go crazy in the World Cup.

    If you look at the bracket now, it could not have been drawn up any better. Ghana, although very good, is beatable. If we win, we get either Uruguay or South Korea. Not saying we should beat them, but I will take my chances instead of where, say England is. They play Germany and the winner plays the Argentina-Mexico winner. That is much tougher than our quarter of the draw.

    Go USA!

  8. MrPlywood 06/23/2010 at 10:53 PM #

    Hopefully now that the stakes are higher, the officiating crews will be better and the US won’t have to deal with any called-back goals.

  9. McCallum 06/23/2010 at 11:51 PM #

    The only two things that come to mind concerning this topic are:

    1) Gillo Pontecorvo

    2) Lewis Grizzard


  10. Scooter 06/24/2010 at 3:59 PM #

    @Think – It pains me to think of the goals that Davies would have scored if not for that wreck… Most consistent scorer.

    For the doubters, if you can support USA for the olympics (tons of pointless sports), what is so odious about soccer that you can’t get behind Team USA? This year’s team personifies American spirit — not a lot of flash, but full toughness and grit.

    Team USA have an axe to grind in the next round — Ghana knocked us out of the 2002 tournament.

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