Late Donovan miracle sends US through to knockout stage

Tug-of-war with Algeria ends on MLS star's strike

PRETORIA, South Africa – Landon Donovan, you are now officially an American legend.

Mere clock ticks from elimination after 90 minutes of scoreless soccer, the all-time leading scorer in US national team history buried a rebound off a Clint Dempsey miss in stoppage time and gave the Americans a dramatic 1-0 victory over Algeria at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Olsen & Quaranta preview Columbus Crew

United's assistant coach and midfielder discuss the team's current form
Columbus Crew preview

D.C. United Midfielder, Santino Quaranta and assistant coach, Ben Olsen preview United's league against Columbus on Saturday, June 26.

DC's Jakovic, Allsopp square off on SRB-AUS match

United teammates have rooting interests in key Group D tilt
DC 'mates on SRB-AUS game

WASHINGTON – The 2010 FIFA World Cup has taken Washington, D.C., by storm, with a long list of hot spots and viewing parties on offer for the capital city's eclectic population and many international communities.

That passion is pulsing just as strongly in the D.C. United locker room, where members of the team were randomly assigned participating countries to follow at the outset of the tournament and are now watching to see if their adopted squad will go home early, or progress deep into the knockout rounds.

United y El Salvador juegan su Mundial

Se enfrentan en un partido amistoso este sábado en el RFK
United vs. El Salvador

WASHINGTON -- El D.C. United tratará de extender su racha de buenos resultados en amistosos internacionales este sábado frente a la Selección de El Salvador.

La plantilla que dirige Curt Onalfo llega al duelo con fines benéficos inspirada en su último triunfo liguero frente a Seattle Sounders FC. El héroe del pasado 10 de junio fue Chris Pontius, cuyo ‘hat-trick’ guió a los capitalinos a la victoria 3-2 en el Qwest Field.

Salvadoreños vibran con la pasión del Mundial

Hinchas cuscatlecos hablan tras amistoso con el D.C. United
Pasión del Mundial

WASHINGTON -- Aunque salieron cabizbajos del Estadio RFK por la derrota de su selección ante el D.C. United, los aficionados salvadoreños que presenciaron el partido amistoso entre ‘La Selecta’ y el equipo capitalino coincidieron en señalar que menos mal que el Mundial de Sudáfrica continúa el domingo para mantener viva la emoción que en estos días los embarga con motivo de esa fiesta futbolística.

VIDEO: Top of the 18 - Jaime Moreno

18 questions for the United legend
Top of the 18: Moreno's Tony Limarzi quizzes D.C. United Forward, Jaime Moreno with a series of rapid-fire questions about life, soccer, and ... breakfast?!

AUDIO: Branko Boskovic interview's Tony Limarzi spoke with United's newest player
Branko Boskovic interview

Branko Boskovic - bio photo

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Nelsen expected New Zealand to play spoiler

Former D.C. United defender led Kiwis in shock tie with Italy
Nelsen relishes 'dog role

Way before Ryan Nelsen even kicked a ball at the World Cup, he had a good feeling his All-Whites were capable of pulling off an upset.

New Zealand did just that on Sunday, tallying a shock 1-1 tie with world champions Italy.

"We are underdogs, but we have great unity in the team, and on a good day you never know what can happen," Nelsen told reporters back in May.

VIDEO: Onalfo post-match comments

D.C. United Head Coach, Curt Onalfo, reflects back on United's 1-0 victory over El Salvador.
VIDEO: Onalfo post-match

D.C. United Head Coach, Curt Onalfo, reflects back on United's 1-0 victory over El Salvador.

Highlights: D.C. United vs El Salvador

Watch all the key plays from United's recent friendly against El Salvador
Highlights: DC 1, ES 0's Tony Limarzi recaps Saturday's charity match between D.C. United and El Salvador. Proceeds benefited the Spanish Catholic Center and United for D.C.

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