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Donovan's World Cup ball resurfaces

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09:57 AM ET 05.26 | Rob Larkin and James Cumiskey brought a scuffed soccer ball with them to Jacksonville's EverBank Field on Friday afternoon for the U.S. national team's training session. Not just any ball. It was the one that Landon Donovan booted into the crowd at the final whistle of the Americans' pulsating victory over Algeria at the 2010 World Cup in Pretoria, South Africa. The boyhood friends from St. Augustine, Fla., were in the U.S. supporters' section near midfield, about 40 rows up, when Donovan, the heroic goal scorer, launched the ball toward them. They aren't 100 percent certain it's the ball that Donovan tucked into the net in added time to send the Americans to the top of the group ahead of England. But after watching video -- their own and the commercial broadcast -- they were sure it was the ball used for the restart after Donovan's goal.

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May 26, 2012  03:55 PM ET

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May 26, 2012  05:47 PM ET

germans got their **** handed to them today

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June 18, 2012  10:01 PM ET

They aren't 100 percent certain it's the ball that Donovan tucked into the net.

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