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How about that gun-and-run football?

Updated: July 3, 2010, 6:01 PM ET
By Chris Jones | Special to ESPN.com

PRETORIA, South Africa -- It ended with Landon Donovan slotting home the winning goal -- the advancing goal, the miracle goal -- but it began with goalkeeper Tim Howard putting the hopes of American soccer fans in his suddenly bionic arm.

Donovan, streaking past the halfway line, got the ball only because Howard managed to throw it to him on a single bounce from nearly 40 yards away.

In the chaos after, Donovan wasn't entirely sure how the ball had ended up on his feet ...

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