Can someone please explain that to me. Around his retirement, I heard that comment several times and someone (maybe Bruce Arena) even said it was THE biggest goal in US Soccer history. By what frickin' standard? I wasn't hangin' around in Mathis' best days, but I do understand that he's one of the the most talented American soccer players ever. That's no reason to overstate the significance of that goal. I've made enough US Soccer videos to have gained a pretty good understanding of its history. It was not a game-winner. It was not against an international soccer power. It was not a goal that attracted millions of new fans. It was not a watershed moment. It was not significant financially. It was not one of the most difficult goals in US Soccer history. It was early in the game to go ahead in the second group stage match in which the team eventually drew. Hell, Friedel's penalty kick save in that match was probably more important to get the point that sent the US through. I respect Mathis' contribution to US Soccer, but even his free kick goal against Honduras was bigger, also Caligiuri's goal against T&T, Stewart vs. Colombia, Preki vs. Brazil, McBride vs. Portugal, Altidore vs. Spain, and of course Donovan vs. Algeria. I just cannot understand how someone could claim Mathis' goal was bigger than all of them.