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Fast facts on U.S.-Algeria

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Jun 23

Posted by ESPN Stats & Information

U.S. 1, Algeria 0

The United States won Group C thanks to a dramatic extra-time goal by Landon Donovan. It was the latest goal scored in a game in U.S. World Cup history. The key for the Americans was they had their best attacking match of the tournament. Algeria, on the other hand, went scoreless for the fifth straight World Cup match, in the process granting the U.S. its first clean sheet in 19 matches.

• Donovan's goal was his fourth career World Cup goal, which ties him with Bert Patenaude for the most World Cup goals by a U.S. player. It was Donovan's first game winner in the World Cup and the latest game-winning goal by the U.S. in World Cup history. The previous record was held by Earnie Stewart, who scored in the 52nd minute against Colombia in 1994.

• The United States had its best attacking game of this tournament. The U.S. had 23 touches in the opponent's box, a 69.7 percent passing accuracy in the opponent's half and 10 shots on target. The Yanks' previous tournament highs were 15 touches in the box, a 60.1 percent passing accuracy in the opponent's half and six shots on goal, all against Slovenia.

• Jozy Altidore had 42 touches in the match, which is his most ever in a World Cup match. His previous high was 34 against England in the United States' opening match of the tournament. Altidore also drew six fouls, which is the most drawn by a U.S. player in this World Cup.

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