This goal wasn't just the biggest goal of US Soccer in 2010, it was quite possible the biggest goal in United States soccer history.
If Donovan had not scored in stoppage time, the United States would have been eliminated. And, let's face is, the United States is not the soccer nation that Brazil, England, Spain, Italy, etc. will be. Chances are we never will be.
But there is no question that this game, this sport, this passion, and this love for the beautiful game in our nation is growing. And this goal is proof. Most of the viewers that watched the World Cup are simply casual fans and probably won't come back to US Soccer until the next World Cup. But that's why what Landon Donovan did was so special.
This goal was more than just soccer, this goal was why we are proud to be Americans. It exemplified the American spirit.
Even when our backs are against the wall we will never give up, and neither did the 23 men in South Africa who represented us on the pitch. For one Wednesday morning our country was unified. Because of US Soccer.