This comment from the New York Times running blog on the game sums up what type of impact the game might have had.
""My window is open here in Manhattan, and when the Americans scored, you could hear the roar in the street. I’ve never heard anything quite like that here, to be honest. I’m sure that’s what it was like everywhere across the US and wherever Americans were watching this game,'' from the New York Times Goal Blog.
So will this be the moment that America becomes a true soccer nation. Will we all look back in a couple of years from now on this date, June 23, and say that it was the start of the main streaming of soccer in the country. I hope so, but as a soccer fan I will also love the game and will watch anything including a Carling Cup game. Before the World Cup started people said that a 1-0 game was not exciting now that they lived through the drama of this epic 1-0 game, it may have changed their minds and if it did, I welcome you to the beutiful game and stay as long as you want.