In this case, a tie is a win

Updated: June 13, 2010, 9:22 AM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- Sometimes, you just have to take salvation wherever you can find it -- even if it means reveling in a goal that was so soft it deserves its own Charmin sponsorship.

So thank you, Robert Green, because if not for you somehow allowing Clint Dempsey's 25-yard shot to bounce out of your hands, the American soccer psyche would have suffered another significant blow before international eyes.

The Americans escaped with a 1-1 draw against England ...

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