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World Cup: U.S. celebrates without its coach

June 24, 2010 |  2:31 pm

Landon Donovan's goal in the first minute of stoppage time may have won Wednesday's game against Algeria, but it didn't end it. There still was about three minutes to play. But when U.S. Coach Bob Bradley turned to his staff to discuss strategy for the final minutes, he found that they weren't there.

Instead, his assistants had sprinted up the sideline to join the players in a raucous celebration -- ignoring what Bradley had told them earlier.

"As a coach, it's different because you're thinking there's two or three minutes to go," he said. "I got in the direction of the corner, but I didn't actually make it all the way there.

"I think most of the rest of the staff did, by the way, and it just shows that they don't listen to me. But that's fine."

-- Kevin Baxter in Johannesburg, South Africa