Team USA's hopes of winning their first championship in the 2010 FIFA World Cup are still alive. On Wednesday, they beat Algeria 1- 0.
The winning goal came with only minutes left in the game, which was a must-win for the U.S. team
"People that know me closest know how hard I worked for this moment, this is unbelievable," said Landon Donovan, who scored the game-winning goal. "I know the people back home are watching...we aren't done yet."
Donovan beat Algerian goalkeeper Rai Bolhi in the first minute of injury time after Clint Dempsey's shot from close range was deflected by Bolhi. Donovan's winning kick marked his fourth goal at a World Cup game.
"I'm shocked," Donovan said. "Clint made a good run in the middle. The ball fell to me. Time kind of stopped. You can't miss from there."
The win gives the U.S. team a first place finish in its group. They now advance to the World Cup elimination round.
"We finished first in our group," United States coach Bob Bradley said. "Five points. Didn't lose a match. So we're ready."