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USA 1, Algeria 0
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USA 1, Algeria 0

World Cup group match (June 13)

Locked in a scoreless tie after missing a host of chances (and fortunate not to be trailing after Algeria hit the crossbar early), the U.S. was staring at first-round elimination in the World Cup. But Landon Donovan dramatically scored in the first minute of injury time to send the U.S. into the second round as group-stage winners for the first time in team history, sending U.S. TV soccer ratings to all-time highs and its fans into rapture.

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