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U.S. national team wins Best Moment award at ESPYs

U.S. national team Espys 1 (Getty Images) 

By FRANCO PANIZO 

The U.S. national team's 1-0 victory over Algeria was made a little more magical on Wednesday, as it received the award for Best Moment at the ESPYs.

Several U.S. national team players were in attendance at the award ceremony in Los Angeles to witness their World Cup win outdo the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl victory, Phil Mickelson's win of the Masters and figure skater Joannie Rochette's bronze-medal performance in the Olympics. 

The award marked the second consecutive year that the U.S. team won an ESPY. The U.S. national team won Best Upset last year for its 2-0 defeat over Spain in the Confederations Cup. 

Landon Donovan also claimed two other awards on Wednesday night. Donovan won the Castrol Performance Under Pressure award for his goal against Algeria, while also receiving the Best MLS Player award.

If you missed the U.S. national team winning the Best Moment ESPY, you can see it here:

What do you think of the U.S. national team winning the Best Moment award? Who did you think was best/worst dressed among the players in attendance? 

Share your thoughts below.

59 comments
  • joe

    call me a hater if you like. i’m not. i love the game and am so happy to see the strides the US has made in the last decade, but c’mon folks. we beat algeria in the 90th minute. big whoop. it takes a little more than barely beating one of the weakest teams in the tournament to get me really excited. i wish our supporters could set the bar a little higher.

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  • Hey

    You’re not a hater, you just don’t realize how hard it is for anyone to win a game at the World Cup.

    The USMNT are a low to middle of the pack team in terms of talent. Thanks to good managing, they usually punch above their weight.

    In the context of this tournament beating Algeria meant advancement to the next round, no small thing. That was what people were celebrating not beating Algeria per se.

    If you were very observant, you might have thought that Algeria were a little bit more interested in not letting us advance than in actually winning themselves. At this level, if that is all you are really interested in then it your task is much easier.

    If you watched this tournament closely, a tournament where New Zealand, allegedly the worst team in the world, went undefeated and tied the reigning World Cup holders; there were very few, if any easy wins. The vaunted England team couldn’t beat Algeria.

    If that accomplishment is something you’d rather look down your nose at, then I suggest you support a team more worthy of you such as Germany.

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  • Jeffrey Kean

    at a certain point (and hopefully we are close), having the bashers is good. any publicity is good publicity at this point. nobody takes jim rome seriously anyway. if he wants to bash soccer, let him.

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  • PanchoMiguelMoralesdeConejo

    Well said, if “Moments” are what are being measured…soccer is full of them, after all “one goal makes all the difference”…

    I was psyched at the airtime the USMNT and LD in particular had.

    By the way, I don’t think there is an award for best ‘soccer player’ the award is for best MLS player…hence no Dempsey or Howard nomination.

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  • Louis Vuitton Outlet

    Well said, if “Moments” are what are being measured…soccer is full of them, after all “one goal makes all the difference”…
    I was psyched at the airtime the USMNT and LD in particular had.

    By the way, I don’t think there is an award for best ‘soccer player’ the award is for best MLS player…hence no Dempsey or Howard nomination.

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