With its performance in South Africa and some unwitting help from a referee, the U.S. soccer team has thrust itself into relevance.
Landon Donovan scored in the first minute of stoppage time off a rebound, advancing the United States to the second round at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Algeria.
There are five reasons why the U.S. will defeat Algeria and reach the knockout stage, writes David Hirshey.
U.S.-Algeria ref De Bleeckere knows how to prepare, writes Jeff Carlisle.
London Donovan thinks the controversial decision by a referee to disallow a U.S. goal will serve to increase interest when the United States plays Algeria on Wednesday.
There's lots of instant hate out there for referee Koman Coulibaly, writes Jemele Hill.
Referee Pablo Pozo of Chile is injured, FIFA said Tuesday, and will be replaced by Carlos Batres of Guatemala for Sunday's game between Algeria and Slovenia in Group C.