Four years ago today, the U.S. played its final qualifier of the 2010 cycle. Coming off a dramatic 3-2 win against Honduras in San Pedro Sula, the USA had already clinched a spot in South Africa and now sought a first-place finish in the group. Standing in the way in the nation's capital was Costa Rica, for whom a victory would see them pass Honduras for the third and final automatic berth in the World Cup.
After going through the emotional rollercoaster of advancing and the car accident which claimed one life and severely injured emerging striker Charlie Davies, the U.S. went down two goals in the first half. Michael Bradley pulled the U.S. back within one, setting the stage for one of the most dramatic goals in our World Cup Qualifying history.
With seconds left on the five minutes added to the second half, the USA earned a corner kick. Venturing forward into the area was defender Jonathan Bornstein, who had previously not been a part of corner kick plays and threw caution to the wind. Unmarked on a run to the near post, he put a snap-header off the deliver from Robbie Rogers down and in to deliver a 2-2 draw that secured the top spot in the group and sent the dejected Costa Ricans into a playoff against Uruguay that they would eventually lose.
Relive that historic day in this epic behind the scenes video, and hear the dramatic goal call from the radio announcers in Honduras.