Posted on | June 23, 2010 | 31 Comments
America was three minutes away from being eliminated from the World Cup when midfielder Landon Donovan scored in overtime to give the U.S. team a 1-0 victory over Algeria.
Remember: Soccer is for foreigners and faggots. However, fist-pumping jingoistic nationalism — and defeating impoverished Third World countries — is for red-blooded Americans.
UPDATE: I’ve decided to name this “The Miracle on Grass.” Why? Because we’re red-blooded Americans, that’s why!
UPDATE II: Da Tech Guy is a red-blooded American, too.
UPDATE III: USA Today:
In this game for the ages, certainly the most exciting in recent memory, there was plenty of reason to celebrate as the USA is headed to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2002.
Suggestion: Change your paper’s name to USA! USA! USA! Today.
UPDATE IV: We were nearly robbed again:
The United States did see an earlier opportunity on goal go in, but the score was disallowed on an erroneous offside call. It was the second time in this World Cup that the Americans had an apparent goal negated by a dubious decision by the referees.
Dempsey slotted Herculez Gomez’s short cross from the right into the back of the net in the 21st minute after a furious and frantic push by the United States. But the assistant referee quickly raised his flag. While the American fans were celebrating, the referee called offside. It looked close, until television replays showed Dempsey was even with Madjid Bougherra, the last Algerian defender.
Of course, all the World Cup refs are American-hating foreigners.