We have looked at a game-winning kick in Division One football. We have reveled at the all-court mastery of tennis great Roger Federer. For my third greatest sports moment of all-time, we turn to a game that the world calls football (and Americans call soccer).
It is arguably the greatest goal in U.S. Soccer history. Ghana and the U.S. were level at one apiece. It looked bleak for the Americans. I was, for my part, watching in the Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City. The crowd groaned as once again, Ghana “had scored the goal to break American hearts.” And then, this happened.
“It’s John Brooks. It’s John Brooks for the Americans. Have they stolen it?” Sporting Kansas City standout Graham Zusi played a perfect ball. Brooks converted. Perhaps more impressive than the sublime finish from Brooks was the reaction from the fans at downtown Kansas City’s Power and Light District.
The euphoria speaks for itself as U.S. soccer popularity continued (and continues) its ascent.