"It felt like an eternity as the ball was rolling out to the top of the box. I just wanted to get it on frame because there were a bunch of people in front of me. I hit it left-footed and it crawled
over the line. I think it's the first goal I've scored that hasn't touched the back of the net."
-- U.S. midfielder Stuart Holden
on the clearance
that led to the shot that squeezed under the left hand of goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa
and slithered over the goal line for the winning goal in the USA's 1-0
win over Japan.