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That was the USA reaction to Landon Donovan's game winning goal in 2010...
Here's some other stuff you may not know:

2014 marks the United States' seventh straight World Cup appearance, something only Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea have done. We have advanced to the knockout rounds three of the last five times, and got to the quarterfinals in 2002.

Our World Cup history includes more than a few star players (from left to right above): Joe Gaetjens (1950), John Harkes (1990, 1994), Clint Dempsey (2006, 2010, 2014), Alexi Lalas (1994), and Landon Donovan (2002, 2006, 2010).

And be sure to check out MLSSoccer.com for more awesome World Cup Facts.

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MEET YOUR US NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM! ...Probably

The World Cup is coming next summer, and whether you know it or not the US has already qualified to be able to compete. Hell, they qualified before Mexico! Take that WORLD! Now, may I present to you the players who are likely to make the cut. WARNING: This is speculation, if I'm wrong, please don't sue me, or come to my house, or write angry letters to my family.

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What a match...WHAT A MATCH! Only 32 seconds in and Dempsey puts the ball in the back of the net, but then 32 minutes in he gets kicked square in the nose.


But what does he do? He continues to play dammit!

However, the Dempsey madness isn't the only tale to tell from this first half, for instance:

Jones had a solid first half and largely took the brunt of Ghana's physical abuse. But the man with the better dreads (sorry Beckerman) just kept getting back up. He terrorized Ghana down the left and was able to make a solid stop or two.
The real sleeper story of the first half though, is Alejandro Bedoya. His passes and crosses were doing a fine job of slicing open Ghan's stalwart back 4.
But if the US want to win this, they're going to need more possession in the midfield, Michael Bradley needs to step it up.

See you next half.

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So it begins, the world's game has come to Brazil and it's time for the USA to take 23 incredible soccer players and put them to the test.

The festivities start today as Brazil plays Croatia, but the USA will be in action on Monday against Ghana. Be sure to stay tuned to Americana as we cover each of the USA's games and other highlights from around the World Cup.

Be sure to check Espanol as well for even more World Cup action!