1. “Goal! Goal! USA!” Landon Donovan’s stoppage-time score against Algeria was the high-water mark of the Americans’ solid run.
2. Hand of not: Luis Suarez took the most beneficial red card in history in the quarterfinals, clearly handling a sure Ghana goal late. Asamoah Gyan choked on the ensuing PK, giving Uruguay a road to the semifinals.
3. Star-struck: Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo was average at best; Argentinean Lionel Messi looked good on the field, but didn’t score any goals; injuries limited Didier Drogba; Michael Ballack didn’t even play. It was not an auspicious tournament for some of the world’s brightest lights.Source from: http://metro.us/us/article/2010/07/12/04/2652-82/index.xml