Heartbreak Kids: US wins World Cup Group
A break from the tedium of summer politics in Hoboken to note a historical win for the US in the World Cup. Landon Donovan, one of the best players in US history scored in the games dying minutes to deliver a required 1-0 victory over Algeria.
The win advances the US in the Round of 16, a prestigious honor in international football (soccer). The United States would have been eliminated had they not taken the late victory. With the big W, it sits atop Group C over England and its storied history in world football.
Landon Donovan a regular for the LA Galaxy most recently played several months in England’s Premier League for Everton, the same club as New Brunswick native and goalkeeper Tim Howard.
Related: A site covering the tournament: the Red, White and Blue Army. The US fan group is known as Sam’s Army. About 40,000 Americans are said to be in South Africa supporting the US run in the most world’s prestigious sporting event. One attendee was former President Bill Clinton.
More on the dramatic win moving the US ahead into the knockout round.
Unrelated: Hoboken Patch covered the events on the Municipal Garage. Several sites under review are now on a list with both hope and concern about the possibility of pursuing a site in Jersey City.
Photo: Courtesy the LA Times