In a year that started off with Landon Donovan scoring a penalty against Denmark and culminated with Steve Cherundolo scoring at South Africa, the United States national team scored quite a few goals in 2007. There were 29 goals scored in between Donovan's PK and Cherundolo's match winner.
Of all the 31 goals the US scored this year, though, some stood out from the rest. While Donovan's scoring run during the Gold Cup was historic, it wasn't exactly stirring. After all, PKs are PKs, whether they are emotional or not.
Really, there were a few goals that stood out. Donovan's breakaway to put the nail in the coffin in the United States' 2-0 win against Mexico in Arizona in February was memorable. So was his strike against Ecuador in March... the third goal. Goals 1 and 2 were nice but 3 was a beauty.
But easily the best goal of the year for the U.S. was Benny Feilhaber's goal against Mexico on June 24. Feilhaber's volley wasn't just a wonderfully executed strike, it was an emotional match winner in the best rivalry this region has to offer. And it came in the confederation championship. When you think of it in those terms, it's one of the top goals the U.S. has scored in the last 10 years.
Anyway, here's the goal for you to re-live.