Wednesday, June 23, 2010
11:48:23 EST Time...
I just calculated on our DVR that one second after the referee of the England - Slovenia match blew his whistle ending the game, crowning England group champions and Slovenia the runner up... justice... finally... prevailed.
Perseverance has never been greater, justice will never be more moral.
In that one second England goes from winning the group to its runner up.
Slovenia goes from qualifying to elimination.
And Team USA goes from elimination, from a tie; a tie that lasted for 11 days; a tie that would have lasted another 4 years; a tie that was worldly, historically controversial; to a 1-0 lead and becoming the greatest defiers of adversity in all of sports, advancing, winning their group.
Just when doubt was too painful for their own country to endure, and the rest of the world started to get a bit comfortable. Team USA reminded us who we are, and what we are capable of.
So take that Slovenian players head-locking Clint Dempsey, hugging Michael Bradley for dear life, who still can't prevent a beautiful, deciding, American goal. Take that Komam Coulibaly. Take that England. Take that FIFA. Take that World.
The USA is here to stay and is roaring.
May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather. Here's to America's colors, the colors that never run... and Landon Donovan who never stops. GO USA!!