Redemption! USA Shocks Algeria and the World

It was over…it was all over. The Americans were done. Fielding the most experienced and talented team in their history, they should have been going home early. Needing a win to advance out of group play and into the round of 16, the USA looked like they were headed for another disappointing draw and a plane ride home.

For 90 minutes the U.S. national team peppered the Algerian goalie with chance after chance, putting 7 shots on goal and having one disallowed on another bogus call. Here’s the clip (in German). Then in the 1st minute of extra time, following a Tim Howard save, his Everton teammate Landon Donovan started the counter. He pressed the right side of the pitch, laid the ball to Jozy Altidore whose cross found Clint Dempsey’s foot, then bounced off the keeper. Donovan was waiting, stalking the play from behind and put the ball in the back of the net for the most improbable and memorable goal in the World Cup to date. The leading scorer in U.S. history, Donovan emphatically solidified his spot as the country’s greatest player as well.

It was another late goal in a year of late goals for the cardiac kids. During the World Cup and qualifying, the U.S. has twice as many goals in the last five minutes than any other team in the world. The Yanks claimed the top spot in the group with 5 points and advance to the round of 16 with England (5 points as well, but less goals than the U.S.), who bested Slovenia 1-0 to earn second in group C.

It makes you proud to be an American, fuck yeah!

French Coach Raymond Domenech Is a Classy Guy

Nothing says class act like a good ole’ post-beatdown handshake refusal.

Link Fest

The 20 hottest female players of Wimbledon 2010 (BleacherReport)

33 hot Asian women in painted World Cup jerseys (TotalProSports)

Don’t blame Zidane for team France’s problems (Deadspin)

The top 10 Seinfeld sports moments (Guyism)

Sexy hooters chick squats a guy (ABlog4Guys)

6 world cup coaches that look like Bond villains (Asylum)

A look at the worst in show at E3 2010 (CraveOnline)

Videos featuring 14 idiots walking into glass doors (COED Magazine)

10 professional wrestling moves that can improve your sex life (BroBible)

Awesome article about The LeBron James Effect (The Atlantic)

The Exepndables Trailer

The Dolph Lundgren comeback tour begins August 13, 2010. Who knew this guy got a degree in Chemical Engineering?

160 Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes Video

I mean, there’s so many than just these 160, but it’s a pretty solid collection to squeeze into 10 minutes.

Green Hornet Trailer

Not sure if I’m excited or not…

Cost Plus World Market – Win a Man Cave Sweepstakes

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In addition to the 52″ Sony, men (and women, ’cause it’s open to everyone) will have the chance to score a new leather chair, grilling gadgets or a variety of items, including a collection of Beers of the World. Enter today and you can set yourself up for a fun summer in your own custom Man Cave creation.

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The awesome internet drunk hall of fame (Uproxx)

Top 20 sexiest TV scenes (TVSquad)

12 groundbreaking moments in fighting game history (Dorkly)

Files seized from Toronto physician Anthony Galea could mean trouble for NFL and CFL players (NFL Fanhouse)

GQ explains why the brilliant David Simon missed the mark with his latest show – Treme (GQ)

This Paraguayan fan knows how to blow a vuvuzela (TotalProSports)