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A new Soccer / Futbol Fan
Posted June 23, 2010 at 05:02 pm 0 COMMENTS Bookmark and Share

Today I became a Soccer/Futbol fan…or at least a USA Soccer fan. Of course I was watching the game today with the USA vs. Algeria in the 2010 FIFA World Cup because everyone was talking about it and yes, it’s also my job and I wouldn’t have felt very American to have not watched it. But holy crap!! One goal attempt after another one, then the disallowed goal that left me thinking the #$%@^&* refs were trying to knock out the U.S. and that the USA was never going to get the freaking ball in the net.


And then it happened. 4 minutes of stoppage play was added to the end of the 90 minute regulation. In the first minute of the 4 minute stoppage play here comes Algeria down the field looking like they were about to score, but there again is Tim Howard to save his team. But then Howard, wasting no time throws the ball to Landon Donovan and there the USA goes, blowing down the field on what had to be mere adrenaline and then Donovan passes it off to Jozy Altidore then Altidore to Clint Dempsey who fires a shot right into the stomach of the Algeria goal keeper all to bounce off back to Landon Donovan who then put it in the left corner of the goal to win the game and to move on to the elimination round.


What a game it was, and I now find myself really loving this game. I can’t wait til, the next game against Ghana. But until then I think I may just go out side and play Soccer now.



Stephen Bethea aka "Dr. Smack" – Rivalry Rage, Inc.