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Goal of the Game: U.S. vs. Germany

The Washington Post
Tuesday, June 16, 1998; Page D6

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Olaf Thon's corner kick in the ninth minute sailed to the far post where German striker Jurgen Klinsmann jumped between two U.S. players (Ernie Stewart and David Regis) to head the ball back across the six-yard box to teammate Andy Moeller. Moeller eluded Claudio Reyna and angled a header between Mike Burns and the post, giving Germany an early lead.

Reyna and Burns had drifted toward the far post while watching Thon's cross and could not recover in time to block Moeller's header, which barely sneaked past a lunging Burns. Goalkeeper Kasey Keller followed the flight of the ball to Klinsmann and was in the center of the goal when the ba ll crossed the line.

The goal put Germany in command of the match and forced the U.S. team to send players forward the rest of the game.

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