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Is the tide turning for U.S. soccer?

Updated: July 12, 2010, 3:02 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

JOHANNESBURG -- When U.S. midfielder Landon Donovan scored his dramatic stoppage-time winner against Algeria, a goal that clinched the Americans' passage into the second round of the World Cup, it sparked raucous celebrations all over the country.

But amid the numerous YouTube videos of euphoric fans engaging in giant group hugs, the inevitable question arose: Will the team's performance push soccer into becoming a major force in the U.S., or will it sink back into its ...

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