Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010's Five Best Moments in U.S. Soccer

It's been a big year for American men's soccer. The national team surprised most everyone by winning its group -- with England, Algeria and Slovenia -- at the World Cup in South Africa. It also had a legitimate shot to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 1930, when a mere 13 countries participated. Although Landon Donovan & Co. fell just short against Ghana in a tough loss, it did little to damper the enthusiasm for the sport that gripped the U.S. during the tournament. Meanwhile, MLS took another big step forward, thanks to high-profile player signings and an exciting playoffs.

Here are our five favorite moments from a memorable 2010:

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