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A look back at the USA World Cup run

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It's been a month since the World Cup ended for the U.S. men's national team, enough time to let the team's performance and all the ups and downs sink in.

It's also enough time to take another look back at the unforgettable moments of what will be remembered as an exciting World Cup for American fans.

USA fan and soccer video producer Jay Bell put together a great piece detailing the U.S. national team's unforgettable experience at the 2010 World Cup.


The US's run in the World Cup
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What did you think of the video? Do you look back at the World Cup with fond memories, or with disappointment? Counting the days until 2014 in Brazil?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Me too. Watched the game with my pre-teen kids and hundreds of other screaming fans, and we were all drenched in sweat and joyful at the end. This is how a sport really gets built: parents and kids, watching together, so that the sport becomes stitched into the fabric of their lives. It will be a memory we always cherish.

  2. I am very proud of the US performance! I hope progressing as far as we did will alter the US opinion of soccer overall. It’d be nice to see soccer appreciated more in our country. I also believe the rest of world will begin to see us as a more substancial representative of the sport.

  3. Donovan’s goal against Slovenia was the best goal the USA scored in the WC. Not as dramatic as his goal vs. Algeria, but much more world class.

    He will be missed in LA, but he needs to take it over to Europe. Bob Bradley, too. Hope Fulham picks them both up!

  4. What are you talking about, Dude? We could NOT have gone to the semifinals. Not with Bradley in charge. That’s my point. We barely got out of the group stage. Ricardo Clark was injured, should not have been on the team. Onyewu gives the ball away and was injured; should not have been on the team. Feilhaber should never have been on the team; not enough first-class scocer for three years. If Bradley had chosen the team he should have chosen, and we lost all three games, I wouldn’t have a problem with it. But his choices have been idiotic, and continue to be. Anyone who thinks the USA could have reached the semifinals is nuts, I’ll say that. With the German in charge, the mentality would have been different. And that’s what sports is about; the ability is all the same, they’re all fast and technically gifted. But who apart from Bradley’s son can you really say is snarling to play? Ghana just out-muscled us. Uruguay would have kicked our butts. But go ahead and support the current managament, dude; root for mediocrity. That’s become the American way.

  5. The first goal as you rightly said was a near post goal, unforgiveable (remember Meola against Romania) same nightmare. The second goal if you watch it carefully and with a mind towards the position you will see that he dives backwards (goalies should come forward) that he makes himself small (goalies should make themselves big) and that the ball goes over his head only because he arched away from the shot backwards and threw up his hands (very bad technique). If you wanted to argue his ribs you might have had an argument but 30 years of training goaltenders tells me he screwed up.


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