USA v Algeria, World Cup 2010: Open Thread

USA's fans with a huge USA's Flag during the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer match, Group C, Slonenia vs USA at Ellis Park Stadium, in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 18, 2010. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. Photo by Christophe Guibbaud/Cameleon/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

If you’re like me and many others out there, you’re nervous about the USA v Algeria game. In 90 minutes anything can happen, but hopefully the United States will get all three points in this must-win World Cup match played in Pretoria.

Before, during and after the match, post your comments, observations, questions and rants in the section below.

In the meantime, take a look at the following scenarios to help you determine where the US ends up based on the scoreline from the game against Algeria as well as the other game in the group, Slovenia versus England (source: That’s On Point blog).

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5 Responses to USA v Algeria, World Cup 2010: Open Thread

  1. The Gaffer says:

    Horrible decision by the referee and assistant referee in the first half to disallow Clint Dempsey’s goal. Rather than dwell on the conspiracies, though, co-commentator John Harkes needs to focus on the game itself. There’s still 45 minutes to play.

    But what a tense first half it has been. Algeria has looked *very* dangerous on the counter-attack. Their shots at goal have been close. And the early one hit the crossbar.

    As for the US, they’re creating chances up front which is the main thing, but they haven’t been able to put the ball into the back of the net. Jozy should have scored, but he fired it over the bar. Dempsey had a good chance in front of goal but was prevented from scoring after Algeria defended well.

    Some interesting changes by Bradley to kick off the match. Onyewu off, Bornstein on. Findley off, too.

    This is going to be a great second half. But US needs to play better.

    The Gaffer

  2. Miami Ultra says:


    Finally some freaking justice!!! Way to keep at it Yanks!!!

  3. Brett says:

    Congrats to the US on topping the group.

    Maybe we’ll see you in the final. 😉

    Enjoy the Germany/Ghana game.

  4. Charles says:


    ps. no secret probably to the faithful here, but I think it is nice that the MLS guy gets the hero goal. I just have to wonder, Altidore played well, but when you play on a team that doesn’t score any goals, is that the reason you miss your opportinity to be the hero earlier ?

  5. PabeLisabig says:


    I’m new here and just wanted to drop by with a little “hello” message (sorry if I have posted in the wrong section!)

    My name is Courtney, mom to two lovely boys, and a parttime soccer coach!

    I’m here to sniff around and gather some information, so please welcome me :O)

    Have a fantastic day!

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