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Landon Donovan's last-minute goal propels United States past Algeria

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Landon Donovan catapulted the United States into the final 16 of the World Cup with a goal in added time against Algeria that may go down as the most important in this country's history.

All game long, the U.S. squandered good chances to score -- or had the referees squander them --until the 92nd minute. Keeper Tim Howard threw a Steve Nash-like outlet pass to start the break. Donovan fired the rebound from Clint Dempsey's point-blank shot into the back of the net and kicked off the the celebration.

Maybe, just maybe, those people who rail about soccer for its lack of excitement will stop?

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