It was not until the 27th minute that my heart stopped pounding so hard. Altidore scored off a deflection from Spain's goalie to score the first goal of the game! I was holding sweet sleeping baby Landon in my arms when this occurred, and I forgot all about him. As I JUMPED up for joy with the excitement of this goal I woke the poor little guy very abruptly! He did not complain of course because he was excited to watch the game with his mommy! This was the first goal Spain had allowed during this FIFA playoff game so I was VERY excited to see it!
The half ended with US 1 Spain 0, and I was VERY relaxed! That is until Spain came into the second half with a VENGEANCE taking every shot and chance they had to get back into the game. The picture above is Howard our PIMP goalie who held strong and kept Spain quiet with a shutout! The U.S. scored again around the 70th minute to make me relax a little more off the edge of my seat. And that is how the game ended... U.S. 2 Spain 0. WHAT a relief!!My hope from the post yesterday SURE did turn into something GREAT! They stopped Spain's 15 game winning streak, AND are headed to the Finals!! Understandably, the soccer world is stunned by these results as nobody expected them to win. What’s even more ironic is that the Americans were on the verge of elimination last week. Now, one more win will give them their much-sought soccer glory. But even if they lose in the Confederations Cup finals, this is already a great achievement for team USA. By winning the semis, the United States soccer team advanced to its first men’s FIFA final since starting play in 1916. HELLO! This is me VERY happy! ~