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Sometimes, Completely Whiffing On A Point-Blank Shot Is The Best Way To Play Soccer

Even Landon Donovan's goofs were effective in the Gold Cup.

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It took just 42 seconds for Shea to put the American side on top for good — with an inadvertent assist from all-time national scoring leader Landon Donovan, who tried and failed to put in a great pass from Alejandro Bedoya.


Shea's would prove to be the only goal of the match, and the United States won its first Gold Cup — which is played every other year — since 2007. For Panama and its fan base, the defeat was a major sting.