Crowds React To The Goal Heard Round The World

Submitted by: madest 7 years ago in Sports

To Landon Donovan"s winning goal makes the world go bat-poo crazy, all caught on video.
There are 76 comments:
Female 375
Lol at the suggestion that American football is more popular than actual football. I`m guessing people don`t see the irony that "American football" is just for the US, and proper football is supported by everyone else??
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Male 660
It was nice to see Americans supporting their team for a sport the majority don`t care about.

However did find it a bit pretentious saying "the worlds" (implying whole), France a country which hates the English wouldn`t watch us, and the US fans in SA don`t make the world. Like World series....

will sound arrogant but most of the foootie fans across the globe will have watched the England match on at same time, as we`re ranked a higher team, with our league and players being more high profile around the world. And we`re playing atrociously so people would want to watch and see if we got knocked out.

But congrats on winning (by goals) and bad luck about Ghana
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Male 1,557
It`s actually quite nice to see the Americans getting into football :)
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Male 153
what a bunch of drating clowns. If this isn`t evidence that the human race is worthless, I don`t know what is. They are cheering for a bunch of apes kicking a drating ball.
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Male 83
Yeah goal heard round the world... i know most americans may disagree with me, like the one who argued with me saying that American Football is a more popular sport around the world than real football aka soccer, but american is not the whole world.
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Male 1,360
I watched it with envy
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Male 4,546
Crakr,
Read my post.

Ellis, when he picked up the ball, invented Rugby Football, which American football is derived from.

Why, the heavenly drat, are you using "soccer" in your sentences 65 years before the term was used, but using the term football instead of Rugby when talking about American Football`s origins?

Ah it helps your point, so lets just make up names as we go along.

Drat it.

American football was originally made from milkshakes. It`s a type of meat served on mars. I look forward to many sdjngsuinui sn nfgsdjkngk. Thanks for your sjkgnsi.
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Male 76
It`s nice too see the yanks enjoying the beutiful game. Shame they pipped us to the top spot though. Ah well we`ll enjoy stuffing the old enemy on Sunday.
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Male 3,915
wow....people don`t have lives....

i guess i have no room to talk though...
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Male 28
@LightShaded, Don`t hate bro, just cause Argentina kicked Canada`s 5-0 prior to the start of the Cup. It`s no reason to be a bitter.
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Male 423
This was really stupid.
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Male 1,222
First of all, its Web Ellis, and second, its not an evolution if you cheat and play your own game.
If you play tennis without a racket, its not called tennis.
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Male 1,222

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Male 17,512
The earliest known rules of the game, Of soccer, were written in 1815. Up until then it was just a chaotic game of `kick ball`.

In 1823, Ebb Ellis was the first person noted for picking up the ball during the soccer game and running with it, thereby breaking and changing the rules. In 1876, at the Massosoit convention, the the first attempts at writing down the rules of American football were made.

So American football is an evolution of, And I believe an improvement of, The game of `Football`.
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Male 4,546
But also not as amusing as the argument for calling it:

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Male 12,365
[quote]This is a summary. I`m aware of the bits I have missed. Feel free to look up the full lineage if you`re interested.[/quote]

Not much point, as I knew it already and referred to it in my post.

However, it`s not as amusing as a logical argument for the use of `assball`.

And the `cer` is pulled from nowhere. Do you see it in `Association football`?
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Male 3,819
Baal,

You`re actually arguing with class and respect. The people I`m talking about are the ones who comment with a simple "It`s sad that the US gets so excited about a stoppage time goal against a team they should have beaten easily" and "Let`s see the reactions after Ghana beat them 3-0 Saturday". The guys trying to debase our excitement. All you`re really doing is being realistic (while still giving us the credit which is due). No bones to pick with with you.
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Male 4,546
Erm, it`s not pulled from nowhere actually.

Soccer was a term first used in the UK to differentiate it from other rules systems.

Basically you have football, which then branched off into:

Cambridge Rules Football.
> Rugby Rules football
>> American Football (Later)
> Association Rules football

The British differentiated it between Rugby and football by calling it "Soccer" and "Rugger".

When we started calling it Rugby, we had no need for the differentiation, so called it Football again.

The Americans however, whose rules are a form of Rugby football, never stopped needing a differentiator, so continued using Soccer.

This is a summary. I`m aware of the bits I have missed. Feel free to look up the full lineage if you`re interested.
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Male 12,365
[quote]eh, I actually said after watching the USA`s first game that this is going to be the world cup that people stop making fun of the USA`s football team.[/quote]

Or notice that the USA *has* a football team.

They might not have got through without Green`s roosterup, but they look like a team who deserve to be there.

It should be called assball in the USA. Seriously, it`s completely logical :)

The origin of the name `soccer` that`s used in the USA is `association football`, i.e. football played under the rules and regulations of the Football Association.

The obvious shortening of that is ASSociation footBALL, i.e. assball. That makes much more sense than asSOCiation football and pulling `CER` from nowhere.

So...assball.
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Male 4,004
Misleading title/caption.

This was not "around the world". This was "in America".

Contrary to unpopular belief, the USA is not the world.
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Male 554
LOL SOME DUDE IN ARKANSAS xD
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Male 15,510
LOL madest, let me paste again that quote, its so appropriate right now.

"Soccer; the sport of 4th graders that foreign people take seriously." ~ Stephen Colbert
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Male 4,546
Yay for USA and England in the final. :)

Peloos:
1) When countries compete, we argue. If a Slovakian was present when England beat them, I would berate him, he would accept it, and berate me back.

This makes us friends, not enemies.

2) If you yell "Go <team X>", teams A, B, C, D, ..., Z, get to shout you down. The more you yell, the more they yell.

3) Americans yell a lot. "USA WINS 1:1!". You cannot expect the rest of the world to let comments like that go without at least a little mockery. :P

Like we do with Germany, and they`re one of the best teams in the league, and of all time.
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Male 18
I like how at the 1:00 mark when everyone stand up to cheer he points the camera at the girl in fron of him with the nice ass. Well played sir, well played.
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Male 10,338
I think it would be awesome if USA and England meet again in the final, or the third place game.

That would be movie-esque, no matter who wins.
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Male 593
Congratulations America! Even tho you pushed us British from the top of the table down to runners up, you scored a sick goal. Well done! P.s. now we are against Gemany, can`t wait to see what goes down :)
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Male 3,819
You know, while some Americans will arrogantly say that the US is going to win the whole damn thing -- and we`re CERTAINLY rooting for them to, make no mistake -- I`m not sure we entirely believe that. What this is about to me IS how we`ve pulled each game out of our asses. It`s movie-esque. It`s captivating enough that an entire country is getting behind a sport they normally don`t care about. I don`t know if it`s ever going to beat any of the major American sports but the longer this goes on the more it`s going to catch on. We`re late to this party, guys, but we`re finally here. All the way? It`s a longshot, which is exactly why you don`t need to rain on our f*cking parade. Let us enjoy this magic while it lasts.
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Male 25,417
Batpoo crazy? wouldnt have gone that far! Think about how australia got duped by that stupid ref!
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Male 4,546
Auburn, stick to games you know.

Read up on why in goalkeeping, you always need a second barrier. Green didn`t have that. That is his error, for a simple kick.

Goalkeeping in highschool will teach you that.

The fact of the matter is, the USA got a goal, because of Green`s screwup.

I was going to suggest seeing how far each team gets, however:

The USA have a 50:50 shot of beating Ghana, will probably lose to Uruguay, but could make it to Brazil.
(Rankings of opposing teams: 32, 16, 1).

England has a lineup of probably:
Germany, Argentina, Portugal, Brazil.
(Rankings: 6, 7, 3, 1).

The only way we`ll see a fair rematch this year is if we both make it to the final. Good luck. England always do better the second time around. ;)
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Male 877
by `the world` you mean `America`?....anyway, finaly you country is united by one sport that can lift the soul of nations...
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Male 4,546
Also, for the non football fans:

This is why football is awesome.
It`s actually also why American football is awesome.

Games like Basketball and Cricket are like action movies. Every 3 seconds there is an explosion (Yay point number 87).

In football (either), there *isn`t* that. It`s more about the suspense. You can wait an entire match waiting for that one goal after 30 minutes to turn the tide, and when that happens, it is *awesome*.
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Male 5,194
Shoot, what`s that stupid game called? Footsie? Vuvuzela? Whatever.
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Male 1,164
With one geographical exception, that wasn`t the world`s reaction; that was USA`s reaction.

Hey iab, where were you when Canada broke the overtime Hockey game at the Olympics?

"WE`RE USA...
AND WE`RE GOING..."

I was going to guess, "BATpoo CRAZY".
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Male 4,546
Heh, I actually said after watching the USA`s first game that this is going to be the world cup that people stop making fun of the USA`s football team.

They`ve been doing pretty solid, their fitness level is *way* up, though their skill levels still need work.

England played far better in the USA/Eng match than the USA did though, you`re just lucky you have an excellent goalkeeper.

England is playing minus their captain (Rio Ferdinand was injured in practice) and with their worst of 3 goalkeepers (David James is the most experienced, Joe Hart has had the best season).

as for AuburnJunky:
I saw America play Algeria. I`m surprised it wasn`t 3:4. America plays an offensive game with near 0 defense. They will lose as soon as a good European team locks them down, or an African team outpaces them.

You will score more goals. It will cost you the cup.
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Male 10,338
@thenedman:

The game is the game.

Maybe it was Dempsey`s shot that was well struck that caused him to misjudge it.
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Male 540
"as history was made..."

Sorry, what?
I can think of few things less significant to the course of human history than a person kicking a ball.
If there`s any justice in the world I`ll be knocked unconscious until this whole ridiculous affair is over and done with.
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Male 122
Just gotta say, this is hardly round the world.... The host nation and the USA. Although, as Americans, I guess you think that the USA is the whole world....
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Male 1,299
Camera-man in Kansas City knows where the real action is at... (1:01-1:03)
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Male 313
@auburnjunky

No not really, I am a rugby guy (a much better game) but doesn`t it make you sick that your only goal against us came from that mistake???
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Female 43
soccer rules
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Male 6,694
Guess I missed that one. BECAUSE OF THAT STUPID VUVUZELA HORN !
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Female 387
I reckon everyone whose teams have gone out will support the USA `cos they won`t want to support any of the other big teams. You have to feel sorry for the Slovakians, but here as an Englishwoman I`d like to say thank you for winning the group so that we can play Germany.
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Male 14,331
Yay another pointless sport! Imagine how good the U.S.A would do if we gave a f**k about it like the rest of the world.
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Female 1,190
PFCGino-
wonderfully put, :)
we wish you were here to celebrate too!
i actually have some friends over in england right now who may be doing the same as you described! :D
either way, if it brings the world together, this sport is indeed awesome :)
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Male 337
that video is for all the American fans(and yes i am one) of football. It`s the beautiful game. I ran around the restaruant i work at when he scored no one noticed i worked there we were all celebrating.
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Female 683
There are always going to be people bitching when the USA does something good.
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Male 32
I`m English, and love football (soccer), and support England through and through. You know, it`s videos like this that make me proud to be a fan. Watching that, I soooo wish I was there with you guys celebrating, I bet the atmosphere was just incredible. I was in the States about four weeks ago, just wish I had postponed my holiday!! Whether it`s Bognor Town v Kettering Town or huge games like England v USA - football is awesome!!!
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Male 406
Wait what happened? I guess I`m just too American to pay attention to soccer BUT... Yay for beating who ever we did? I mean if we lost, we can always nuke the poor bastards. I R TEH AMURICAH, I R TEH WINNARZ! NUKE NUKE NUKE NUKE!!!!one!?TWO! Did I get what the europeans expect Americans to say correct?
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Male 39,524
for those who say this vid is NOT "the whole world" you are technically correct.

but it is the only parts of the world that really count
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Male 10,338
"It`s only americans in the video"

Except for the obviously French people, with obviously French accents, screaming USA!

Oh and, Americans is capitalized.
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Female 268
i like how you said "`Round the World" when really you mean "only in the USA"

not even in canada man..
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Male 591
All im hearing is "WAHHH WAHH" from both sides.

Its a goddamn game, its not even over yet. Wait till it finishes before each side starts to bitch.
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Male 7,378
"Soccer; the sport of 4th graders that foreign people take seriously." ~ Stephen Colbert
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Male 190
around the world....? It`s only americans in the video
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Male 10,338
@thenedman:

Go bitch at Green, and let him know we thank him for showing us, first hand, England`s skill level in the cup this year.

Does it make you sick we have scored more goals than England?
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Female 126
While I`m proud of the US for getting as far as they have.

This much excitement? Over soccer?? Really?
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Male 313
Being English I severely dislike this. but the ending really should have said, WE ARE USA, AND WE ARE GOING, out in the next round to Ghana, which for you Americans is in Africa
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Male 363
LOL @Jamie76 what are you talkin about?
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Male 2,332
"how sterotypically European to bitch and moan if someone isn`t paying attention to you..."

Aaah, how stereotypically American to bitch and moan when someone isn`t paying attention to you...

Wait.. :o
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Male 1,929
jamie76:.... wtf? where did that come from????
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Male 541
lol... silly Americans... getting all excited for winning ONE game...
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Male 901
Kind of like all of Canada for the Gold medal in Hockey.
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Male 2,121
Congratulations USA on winning the world cup, oh wait...
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Male 2,345
@TopperHey

ahhh someone got their feelings hurt cus they weren`t included in the video...how sterotypically European to bitch and moan if someone isn`t paying attention to you...
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Male 39,524
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I`m blowing my vuvuzela
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Male 88
yeh gz, nice to see you guys finally doing well at this

look forward to the final where we kick your butts :) (England to win ofc)

and now you can play it properly please stop calling it soccer

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Male 27
They didn`t even show it where i live.. Only the england game was broadcasted. ;P.
but yeah.. USA USA USA USA USA..

hahahaha..
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Male 172
"Well that was unfortunately stereotypical, thinking USA + France + South Africa = World . Anyway, brilliant for you guys to be through. I was routing for you. Best team of the group. Now you can get to the semis if you play your cards right."

Nothing stereotypical about it; the title is play on "The Shot Heard Round the World", a reference to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the subsequent heralding of the Great War (first World War). Additionally, this phrase could also be in reference to the American Revolution in regard to the shot fired at Lexington and Concord, but I`m not quite sure on that one.
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Male 39,524
waaaaaaaaaaaaaay toooooooooooo loooooooong

but yeah for usa
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Female 3
Well its hardly `The World` tbh, but well done
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Male 1,929
Well that was unfortunately stereotypical, thinking USA + France + South Africa = World )-|. Anyway, brilliant for you guys to be through. I was routing for you. Best team of the group. Now you can get to the semis if you play your cards right.
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Male 625
Was that Big Papi at 2:32 in the Red Sox cap?

Best guy at 3:44 (The crazy dude that slid down the stairs)
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Male 15,510
I am glad USA actually won a game for once
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Male 1,523
Yay for USA! :D :D :D
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Male 30
i just need everyone to notice the vevuzela at 2:18
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Male 7,378
Link: Crowds React To The Goal Heard Round The World [Rate Link] - To Landon Donovan`s winning goal makes the world go bat-poo crazy, all caught on video.
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