With exception to the corney caption at the end, I love this video for the following reasons:
- Observing people with a common interest in a moment of elation gives me goose bumps.
- National pride—something America could use a lot more of.
- Rudy is my favorite sports movie, so anything that uses its soundtrack gets high marks from me.
- It’s fun watching your country master one of the few things it has yet to master.
- Goonies never say die. And the U.S. soccer team is comprised entirely of Goonies.
- Last minute goals are awesome.
- Hollywood endings happen in real life.
- It demonstrates why the World Cup is such an exciting sporting event.