Thursday, 24th June 2010

The United States clinched dramatic entry into the knockout stages of the World Cup, beating Algeria through a 92nd minute winner from Landon Donovan. Coach Bob Bradley was extremely proud of his side after the important victory, especially as the Stars and Stripes showed their battling character once again. To add to the prestige of their triumph, their celebrations were joined by former USA president Bill Clinton, who was present during the match.

President Clinton was alone with the players and staff,” coach Bradley’s assistant, Pierre Barrieu told France Football. “He could talk with each of them. I think he was happy to share the collective joy. It was an emotional moment for everyone. He promised to return.”

Their late winner against Algeria means the United States top their group, setting up a meeting with African side Ghana in the round of 16.



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