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The team that never quits


(Video: Landon Donovan)

At mid-day I joined a great roar – from the midtown bar I was in and seemingly across all of Manhattan - to rejoice as the US team in the World Cup scored its amazing goal in extra time to win Group C. I'm still buzzing about it. 

Throughout the city (and from what I can tell, across the country), people were asking “Did you see the goal?” I’m not saying that soccer has finally broken through to become a top spectator sport for Americans, but for this day at least, we seemed as football crazy as any other country.

The US team has developed a reputation for not quitting and playing hard for 90 minutes plus. Now to face Ghana. In the words of today’s hero, Landon Donovan: “We’re alive baby.”

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