Landon Donovan Reacts as Chris Wondolowski Misses Last-Minute Chance for USA

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJuly 2, 2014


At pretty much every stage of the USA's 2014 World Cup campaign, the public have wondered what was going through Landon Donovan's mind.

When Chris Wondolowski missed a 93rd-minute chance in the round of 16 against Belgium, SportsCenter had it recorded.

It was pretty much how the nation would have reacted—shock, disbelief and a dawning realisation of how big the moment was.  

Chris Wondolowski Misses from 5 Yards twice!!! ( USA vs Be…: #WondoWiffs #WorlCup2014

— CarlosGironNYC (@CarlosGironNYC) July 2, 2014

Replays showed Wondolowski was clearly onside when the chance came his way, though it looked like the assistant referee had flagged for offside.

ESPN commentator Ian Darke initially corroborated the offside call, but he soon made it clear the linesman was merely signalling for a goal kick, and the match stats show zero offsides for the U.S. team.

[LA Galaxy]