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US at the World Cup

The day is a little brighter, your step a little lighter, as the US tops Group C to face Ghana in the Round of 16. Here’s a quick roundup of how the victory is being reported:

CSN Washington wonders is the victory over Algeria the greatest moment is US Soccer history. U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati thinks so.

The Huffington Post talks about the day US soccer fans waited a lifetime for.

Bob Bradley talks to Yahoo! Sports about the streets being lined with cheering US supporters on the way to the match.

The Washington Post says the US team plays follow the leader: Landon Donovan. CNN says Donovan has delivered US Soccer’s defining moment.

The LA Times on how Donovan’s goal triggered coast-to-coast celebrations. The New York Times has a roundup of YouTube clips of those celebrations.

The Christian Science Monitor wonders will the US victory bring more marketing power to US soccer.

The Wall Street Journal says the US victory “seduces crisis-weary Americans skeptical of the sport.”

MLive.com says US soccer is welcoming all newcomers on to the bandwagon.

ESPNLos Angeles says US Soccer has thrust itself into relevance. The San Francisco Examiner agrees.

The Guardian gives props to MLS for how far US soccer has come.

Benny Feilhaber asks Donovan after the match, “did you really have to leave it until the last second of the game? Couldn’t you have just scored in the first half and made it easier for us?’”

Donovan tells CNN he believes the US can beat anyone at the World Cup.

Sports Illustrated talks to US players about how thrilled they are with fans response to the team back in the US of A.

Grant Wahl has three thoughts on the US victory. I do too: U. S. A.

The press room at the White House reverberated with chants of USA! USA! USA! after the victory on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Bill Clinton help’s the US team party. Clinton is apparently so smitten with the US team that he’s sticking around in South Africa for the next game.

The ratings of the World Cup continue to be impressive. The US v Slovenia match had the largest online audience in ESPN’s history, a record that is certain to be eclipsed just as soon as the numbers from Wednesday’s US v Algeria match come in.

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Algeria striker Rafik Saifi was apparently involved in an altercation with a female journalist after his team was eliminated from the World Cup.

Andres Iniesta is fit to face Chile on Friday.

Bastian Schweinsteiger may not be fit enough to play against England on Saturday.

Mexico forward Carlos Vela is hopeful he’ll be able to play against Argentina.

France returns home to 62 million cold shoulders.

The website knowyourmoney.co.uk has an absolutely brilliant graphic breaking down the economics of the World Cup when it comes to stadiums and sponsors.

An arrest has been made in the January shooting of Club America’s Paraguayan striker Salvador Cabanas.

Union

The Union defeated Reading United 2–0 in a friendly on Wednesday night.

Despite a recent wave a crime that has resulted in the implementation of curfews in selected neighborhoods in Chester, there will be no extra security for Sunday’s opening of PPL Park. Chester mayor Wendell N. Butler Jr. said those attending the match should not feel threatened by the curfew. It should be noted that the area where the stadium is located is not under curfew.

Philadelphia Independence forward Daneesha Adams was named WPS Player of the week. She score a goal and two assists in last Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Sky Blue FC.

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