In an amazing finish the USA soccer team scored a goal in the extra time to beat Algeria and win the group. I cannot even put into words how exciting the goal was to watch live on television. All game the US team had chances at the goal that would just not go in. As the game got into the 70th minute it was feeling more and more likely that the US would not get a goal to ensure they moved on.
Going into the day the US controlled its destiny and could advance with a win or a tie and some help. That help left once England took an early lead over Slovenia, this forced the US to get a win to advance.
I am not a big soccer fan, really only watching every four years for the World Cup, but you could feel the pressure build in this game. The US was the better team in the Algeria match but the soccer gods do not care, you need to score to win.
The US was finally able to break through on what looked more like a basketball fast break where a player tips in a rebound than a soccer goal but that makes sense. The US is a basketball country and we will take a basketball style fastbreak puback to advance.
WHOO-HOO USA USA USA