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A Bruin Saves The Day For Team USA

In case you missed it Bruin great Carlos Bocanegra saved the day yesterday for Team USA.

UCLA alum Carlos Bocanegra, who also happens to be the captain of team USA, scored the game winner in a huge game against Honduras last night in Chicago.

Stars and Stripes fell behind early (for the third time in last four games) when Honduras scored in the first 5 mins. But our boys chipped away and it was UCLA alum Bocanegra who scored the game winner a spectacular diving effort in the second half. From WWL:

Clint Dempsey flubbed a backheel five minutes in, Honduras pounced on it and the United States fell behind early for the second time in four days.

"Here we go again," U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra thought.

Only this time, for the first time in 24 years, the Americans came from behind to win a World Cup qualifier.

Landon Donovan converted a penalty kick in the 43rd minute and Bocanegra scored on a diving header off Dempsey's knock-down header in the 68th Saturday night for a key 2-1 victory over Honduras.

"If we don't respond and win this game, we're going to be in a bad position. Now we're halfway through, in second place," Donovan said. "Right now we're in good position."

Read the full ESPN report here.

Just awesome to see a Bruin leading USA as the team captain and then coming through with the game winner. Gave me the chills while watching the second half last night.