Lakenheath Old Boys

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Monday, July 04, 2016

The Ten Most Significant Goals in US Soccer History

Happy 4th of July, LOBers. In honor of the nation's biggest holiday, here is a handy list of the Ten Most Significant Goals in US Soccer History:

1. Paul Caliguri's historic goal vs. Trinidad and the Tobonagers back in 1989, which qualified the US for the first World Cup in 40 years.

2. Landon Donovan's last gasp winner against Algeria in the group stage of South Africa 2010, which put the US through to the Round of 16.

3. Joe Gaetjens legendary goal again England in Brazil in 1950.

4. Michelle Akers goal against Norway in World Cup 1991, the first World Cup win for the US women's team.

5. Carli Lloyd's classic David Beckham-style half-way line effort against Japan in last summer's World Cup win.

6. Eric "Waldo" Wynalda's free kick equalizer against Switzerland in the Pontiac Silverdome, which earned the US their first World Cup points in USA '94.

7. Abby Wambach's extra time winner against Brazil in the 2004 Olympic final.

8. Brandi Chastain's penalty kick winner against China in the 1999 World Cup final.

9. Brian McBride's opener against Mexico in the R16 match-up with Mexico at Japanorea 2012, which put the US through to its only quarter final match ever.

10. Michael Orozco's headed winner against Mexico in 2012, the US' first ever win in the Mexican capital.

For more details, here's the original Guardian post:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jul/04/usa-soccer-special-goals-fourth-of-july

3 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

Happy Fourth of July. What a great and appropriate post.

5:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Happy Fourth everyone
How about Escobar's OG in 94
That was a big goal for more than one reason

10:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Absolutely. I completely forgot about that one. Happy Fourth of July.

11:38 PM  

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