Midfielder Landon Donovan Talks About His Goal Against Algeria
and Asks Fans to Post Their Own Video on ussoccer.comâ€™s YouTube Page
CHICAGO (Aug. 2, 2010) â€” Landon Donovanâ€™s goal against Algeria in the 2010 FIFA World Cup was one of the greatest moments in U.S. Soccer history and sparked dramatic reactions from fans across the United States that were captured via video in bars and living rooms across the country.
More than 2.8 million people have watched â€œThe Worldâ€™s Reaction to Landon Donovanâ€™s Game Winning Goal,â€ video on YouTube which compiled those reactions from fans. Watching the video from South Africa, the team was blown away by the reaction and response of the fans.
Now, the U.S. players want to know exactly what that moment meant to you.
How did you react? Where were you? The U.S. players want to know.
In a video posted on ussoccer.comâ€™s YouTube page, Donovan talks about what the goal meant to him and asks fans to reply with their own videos. Record your memories of the moment and share them with the players by replying to Donovanâ€™s video on ussoccer.comâ€™s YouTube page.
â€œThe goal against Algeria for me was the most memorable moment in my career,â€ said Donovan. â€œSo many people back home cared and were watching with us. I think our team was excited about it but when we woke up the next day and realized all of you were there supporting us too, made it that much more special. So, thatâ€™s what it meant for me, thatâ€™s what it meant for us, and now we want to know what it meant for you guys.â€
The U.S. will be together for the first time since the 2010 FIFA World Cup to take on Brazil on Aug. 10, when they will have the opportunity to see all the videos submitted by fans.
More thanÂ 50,000 tickets have been sold for the U.S. Menâ€™s National Teamâ€™s match against five-time world champions Brazil at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Kickoff for the USAâ€™s first match following the 2010 FIFA World Cup is slated for 8 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Univision.
Advance tickets are still available through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at all area Ticketmaster ticket centers, and at the IZOD Center ticket office (open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Groups of 30 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290.
Brazil will be led by newly named head coach Mano Menezes, who named a 24-player roster to travel to the U.S. that includes four players who were part of Brazil's 2010 FIFA World Cup squad. Robinho, Ramires, Dani Alves and Thiago Silva were all part of Dunga's team which was eliminated by World Cup finalists Netherlands. Menezes also included several exciting players who weren't on the World Cup roster, including young talents like AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato and Neymar of Santos.