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?