The year is 2010. The United States Men’s National Team is entering it knowing that they were selected in Group C at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Joining them in Group C was England, Slovenia, and Algeria. The team began the year on a rocky note, losing to Honduras 3-1, a team that they had helped qualify for the World Cup just a few months before. They loaded up the front part of their schedule with quality teams to prepare for the biggest tournament, and with that came some tough matches. Once the World Cup began, this 2010 team gave us some memorable moments.
The USMNT went 5-5-4 on the year, with the highlight being a 1-0 victory over Algeria in the 91st minute to win Group C and advance to the World Cup Round of 16 (we all know how that happened):
The USMNT spread out the scoring in 2010, with 12 players putting the ball in the back of the net throughout the year. Landon Donovan’s 3 goals in 2010 led the way, with Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey adding 2 each along with goals by Clarence Goodson, Brian Ching, Sasha Kljestan, Carlos Bocanegra, Maurice Edu, Herculez Gomez, Oguchi Onyewu, Juan Agudelo, and Michael Bradley. They logged victories against El Salvador, Turkey, Australia, Algeria, and South Africa, while they drew England, Slovenia, Poland, and Colombia. They suffered defeats to Honduras, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Ghana, and Brazil.
What was your favorite goal in 2010? Was it 90+1 or was it another one? Hit the comments and tell the world!