Landon Donovan of the United States celebrates scoring the winning goal that sends the USA through to the second round during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between USA and Algeria at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa. (Getty Images)more pics »Landon Donovan (Getty Images)The USA and Algeria faced off in South Africa today, with the U.S. needing a victory to secure their spot in the round of sixteen.
They got that spot, thanks to a stunning goal by Landon Donavan in extra time today. The US striker managed to take a great toss in, push hard on goal, and win it all.
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The goal, a seven-yard strike, set the stadium aflame, as well as U.S. fans around the country.
The finish means that the U.S. team, with only a record of 1-0-2, will advance into the next round, atop its group overall. They will face Ghana on Saturday, in what will surely be yet another nailbiter.
You can see the goal below:
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