Mighty Souvenir: The Ball that Donovan Buried to Advance the U.S. at South Africa 2010

We’re a little late getting to this but it’s definitely better late than never: After Landon Donovan scored his famous last-gasp goal for the U.S. against Algeria at the 2010 World Cup, he retrieved the ball and booted it deep into the stands.

As luck would have it, two Americans caught the ball, and have never let it go.

Last month, they linked up with Donovan and told their story:

LD and Co. will be back in World Cup competition tonight, when they take on Antigua & Barbuda in their first 2014 qualifier (7:00 pm ET, ESPN).

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