Quite literally at the last minute, the U.S. scored a single goal against Algeria, ensuring their ascension to the next round of play. The ensuing celebration was unadulterated ecstasy, adorable boy-joy at its finest! Herewith, scenes from the cuddle party.
Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, and Jozy Altidore lost all control.
Goalie Tim Howard was not about to miss out on a good pile-up, and he's been cleared for takeoff.
And Landon, who scored the last-minute goal, basically died.
He also cried. As he teared up on camera, he gave a quick shout-to his ex-wife. Anyone with a beating heart teared up too.
Howard took Landon's head in his big padded hands, and the two engaged in a celebratory mind-meld.
Actually, it was hard for anyone to keep their hands off of Landon's head.
Landon squeezed Clint Dempsey tight — never let go! — while young Jozy Altidore moved in for a piece of the cuddle action.
DaMarcus Beasley hitched a celebratory ride on captain Carlos Bocanegra's back. Jealous?
If he could, Bill Clinton would be out there rolling around on the pitch with the rest of 'em.
Ultimately it was just a big, happy jumble of abs and thighs and cleats and joy, joy, joy.